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Welcome to Thebes

Mar 02, 2017 to Mar 11, 2017
Moira Buffini
Directed by: 
Paul Kalina
David Thayer Theatre
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:00pm



Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office or at the door 30 minutes prior to curtain. There is no late seating.


Link to the Daily Iowan article about WELCOME TO THEBES.

About ...Thebes

Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure, and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. But establishing a Democracy proves to be delicate work. Without the aid of Theseus, the arrogant, mercurial, and profit-driven leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn’t stand a chance. A swaggering opposition, impatient for insurrection, prowls on the fringe to undermine the new “female” President. All the while, the body of the former dictator lies unburied.

Set in the present day but inspired by ancient myth, Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world’s poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.

Trigger warning: Welcome to Thebes contains violence, graphic depictions of war, and reference to sexual assault, which may be triggering to some individuals. This production contains strong language, violence with blood, use of weapons, the sound of gunfire, and the use of theatrical haze and strobe effects.

Welcome to Thebes
Copyright © Moira Buffini 2010
Please note: Actors in this performance are all non-paid, student actors.


Cast Members for Welcome to Thebes
Role Name
Megaera JaMaya Austin*
Miletus Zach Twardowski
Scud Sydney Speltz*
Eurydice Emelia Asiedu
Tydeus Eli Jolley
Pargeia Cristina Goyeneche
Haemon Damitri Taylor*
Antigone Miriam Randolph*
Ismene Maya Bassuk*
Tiresias Ash Pierce*
Harmonia Daly Tighe*
Polykleitos Randryck Lewis
Aglaea Elyse Fisher
Thalia Taylor Edelle Stuart*
Euphrosyne Tempestt Farrar
Eunomia Madeline Ascherl*
Bia Alyssa Boland*
Helia Hannah Adamson*
Eris Cristina Ranslem*
Xenophanes Hunter Menken*
Theseus William Goblirsch
Phaeax Rob Siegrist*
Talthybia Weiyi Zhang*
Enyalius Marc Saladino*
Plautus Sterling Isler*
Ichnaea Rob Petrie*

Artistic Team

Artistic Team for Welcome to Thebes
Position Name
Director Paul Kalina
Scenic Designer Skyler Matthias*
Costume Designer Loyce Arthur**
Assistant Costume Designer Akeem Celestine
Lighting Designer Hoejeong J. Yoo*
Sound Designer Ted Brown*
Fight Director Lukas Brasherfons
Stage Manager Samantha Paradis
Assistant Stage Manager Ellen Kane*

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.

Production Photos

Dress rehearsal of WELCOME TO THEBES

Dress rehearsal of WELCOME TO THEBES

Dress rehearsal of WELCOME TO THEBES


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.