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A Desert Fugue

May 05, 2017
Charles Green
Directed by: 
Emma Genesen
Room 172
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 1:30pm


When a nihilist cowboy embarks on a psycho-spiritual journey to rescue his kidnapped fiancé, he finds he must enter a netherworld of gunslingers, fortunetellers, and rodeo clowns in order to save his loved one’s soul. But it may not be her soul after all, that needs saving.

This production contains graphic violence and strong language.


Cast for Desert Fugue
Jack Greg Walker
Alice Sydney Speltz
Doxa Elijah Jones
Don Jonathan Parker
Fortuneteller/Gambler/Cable Clara Reynen
Cowboy/Doctor/Stump Ryan Gallardo
Clown/Gunslinger/Bug Yannik Encarnacao
Stage Directors Rob Petrie

Artistic Team

Artistic Team for Desert Fugue
Playwright Charles Green
Director Emma Genesen
Sound Designers Dante Benjegerdes, Jacob Prall
Stage Manager Gwyneth Forsythe

Ticket Information

Tickets for the Iowa New Play Festival Reading Series are free and open to the public. However, you must obtain a ticket and seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each reading or during special Festival Box Office hours on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival homepage.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2017 full schedule.

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