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We All Were Sunflowers

May 01, 2019
Ikram Basra
Directed by: 
Brad Pickhinke
Room 172
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 1:30pm


A history play about the man who avenged the murder of more than 1000 innocent people in Amritsar India during British colonial rule.


Cast of We All Were Sunflowers
Role Name
Azad Branden Shaw
Mitti Cristina Ranslem
O'Dwyer/Vulture 1/Soldier Danny Whiskeyman
Dyer/Vulture 2/Judge/Guard Kyle Watkins
Indian Man/Police 1/Old Man Ethan Walleser
Wounded Boy/Child/Police 3/Friend 2 Peter Noll
Grieving Woman/Courtesan/Irish Woman Alexis Vasilopoulos
Half-Nacked Man/Friend 1/Doctor Ben Heirigs
Chairperson/Prosecutor/Fellow Man Kaylyn Kluck

Artistic Team

Artistic team of We All Were Sunflowers
Title Name
Playwright Ikram Basra
Director Brad Pickhinke
Dramaturg Molly Winstead

Ticket Information

Iowa New Play Festival readings 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 Festival Box Office hours on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival homepage.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2019 full schedule.

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