Iowa New Play Festival. Lingering by Margot Connolly. Directed by Lila Rachel Becker. Tuesday 5/1.


May 01, 2018
Margot Connolly
Directed by: 
Lila Rachel Becker
David Thayer Theatre
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:00pm


A year after the mysterious death of Petra, her twin sister Dash convinces the scattered and estranged members of her Scout troop to re-form in order to return to Exploration Expedition, the site of her sisters passing. Though the troop have all been dealing with the loss of their defacto leader in different ways, their arrival at Expedition forces them to gather to find closure, and confront the fallout of Petra's death on their friendships.

This production will use theatrical haze and strobe lighting effects.


Role Name
Cast of Lingerging
Dash Molly Winstead
Christa Chastity Williams
Emily Kaylyn Kluck
Kayla Kaitlyn Vote
Zan Mackenzie Elsbecker
Nicolette/Melissa Laura Brightman
Jenni/Sarah Jenna Smithson
Ellie Maggie John
Mrs. O'Dowd Erica Toney

Artistic Team

Title Name
Artistic Team of Lingering
Playwright Margot Connolly
Director Lila Rachel Becker
Dramaturg Molly Winstead
Scenic Designer Savanna Genskow
Costume Designer Hayley Ryan
Lighting Designer Jacob Sikorski
Sound Designer Harry Daley-Young
Fight Choreographer Paul Kalina
Stage Manager Alexis Hinman
Assistant Stage Manager Genevieve Eckelaert

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 prior before show time in the Theatre Building lobby or during Festival Box Office hours on Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2018 full schedule.

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