Anton in Show Business – Iowa State University Theatre

ISU Theatre’s student directed production

by Beth Martin

This madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre and the resemblance is uncanny! As these women pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas, they’re whisked through a maelstrom of “good ideas” that offer unique solutions to the Three Sister’s need to have life’s deeper purpose revealed. In the tradition of great backstage comedies, Anton in Show Business conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of “putting on a play” at the turn of the century. Winner of the 2001 American Theatre Critics Steinberg New Play Award.

March 27, 28, and 29 at 7:30 p.m., March 30 at 2 p.m.

Memorial Union Maintenance Shop – Ames

The Cast

T-Anne – Bree Cobb
Actress I – Suzanne Peterson
Actress II – Kim Chelf
Casey – Erica Neilsen
Lisabette – Lindsay Allen
Holly – Alexis Kline
Joby – Justine Year

Creative Team

Director – Heidi Germann
Scenic Designer – Nick Juelsgaard
Costume Designer – Amanda Mullen
Lighting Designer – Will Dean
Stage Manager – Jason Pollard


Production photos by Patrick Gouran