Cut & Run poster image

Cut & Run

May 03, 2016
Eric Micha Holmes
Directed by: 
Tlaloc Rivas
David Thayer Theatre
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:00pm


Cut & Run, a gritty picaresque, follows Meesha, a willful Pakistani-immigrant, who runs away from her hapless husband in Staten Island. As she fights for survival in the harsh underworld of Manhattan, Meesha confronts the depths of her own resourcefulness in a dangerous cityscape.

This production contains strong language, adult themes, and theatrical haze.


Meesha Maya Bassuk
Qazi Sambit Misra
Francis Le Frances Christina Sullivan
Hanif/Nicolai/Afi Yannik Encarnação
Rob/Jerry Ari Craven
Gretchen/Vicky Sydney Alexander

Artistic Team

Playwright Eric Micha Holmes
Director Tlaloc Rivas
Dramaturg Madison Colquette
Scenic Designer Christian Santiago
Costume Designer Hiram Alexander Orozco
Assistant Costume Designer Bre Anna McNeill
Lighting Designer Kevin Dudley
Sound Designer Wade Hampton
Choreographer Crystal Gurrola
Dialect Coach Kris Danford
Stage Manager Rachele Ekstrand
Assistant Stage Manager Merric Bower

Ticket Information

Tickets for Iowa New Play Festival productions are $5 for non-students and free for UI students (with a valid ID). They are available one hour before show time in the Theatre Building lobby or during Festival Box Office Hours on Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Iowa New Play Festival Information

Link to Iowa New Play Festival homepage.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2016 full schedule.

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