May 04, 2012
Katherine Sherman
Directed by: 
David Hanzal
David Thayer Theatre
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 5:30pm
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 9:00pm

Two Performances Only

There will be a discussion with the Festival Guests and Artists on Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. The discussion will be held in the David Schaal Conference Room.


General Admission: $5.00  |  UI Students: Free
Students must show a valid University ID and can only receive one free ticket per show.

ondine Notes

ondine will be performed without an intermission.

this production contains mature themes, adult language, nudity, and sexual content.


what is the relationship between matter and form? body and soul? how do states of consciousness transfigure the form and matter of reality?

the present. because of a curse, ondine and hildebrand must stay awake for as long as they can. to do this, they start to recount their story.

the past. the alchemist and water spirit meet. and fall in love. she learns to love her newfound human form, to sleep, to bake, put sugar in her tea. and then as knights are wont to do, he sets off on a journey. mission. quest. a love story turned inside out, a fairy tale turned nightmare.

as sleep deprivation spirals their present minds into delirium, the form of the story itself breaks down.

dissonance. sequins. blood. glitter. heartbreak. hallucinations.



alyssa perry
thomas eslinger

kaitlyn busbee
julie daniels
sanna miller

elizabeth hinkler
emily hinkler
maggie johnson
matt schutz

artistic team

david hanzal

scenic designer
lisa borton

costume designer
brittany bodley

lighting designer
maylan thomas

sound designer
brianna atwood

properties designer
tyler brogla

puppet designers
david hanzal, emily hinkler

sarah johnson

associate choreographer
emily hinkler

assistant dramaturg
bethany jackson

stage manager
michael turczynski

assistant stage managers
colin bieker, jenna guy

Festival Schedule

Full Listing for the 2012 New Play Festival


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