Ah, Wilderness! – Iowa State University Theatre Production

By Eugene O’Neill

stairway and porch on a victorian house


Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy about the family life he wishes he had.

February 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23, 1986 – Fisher Theater, Ames

The Cast

Nat Miller – Sam Potter
Essie, his wife – Joni Paulsen
Arthur, his son – Robert Braudt
Richard, his son – Gary W. Sullivan
Mildred, his daughter – Rosemarie Comito
Tommy, his son – Matthew Robinson
Sid Davis, Essie’s brother – Shannon Reilly
Lily Miller, Matt’s sister – Amy Gilligan
Norah – Karen I. Nielson
David McComber – Michael Angelo Purcell
Muriel McComber, his daughter – Brenda Neumen
Wint Selby – Joe Ferrell
Belle – Brenda Bedard
Bartender – Kirk Schultz
Salesman – Lance Lipovac

Production Team

Director – David Hirvela
Stage Manager – Colleen Rasmussen
Scenic Designer – Wayne A. Mikos
Lighting Designer – John Sofranko
Costume Designer – Jane Cox

Read about it in the Ames Tribune article of 2/12/86 and review on 2/19/86.