Chekhov Short Stories – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Anton Chekhov/adapted by Matt Foss and the Ensemble

“Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s day to day living that wears you out.”

Anton Chekhov is considered one of the greatest short-story writers in the world. This new adaptation of several of his stories explores the everyday lives of 19th century Russians. Chekhov believed the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them. He makes no judgment as to the behavior of his characters, and in so doing, reveals the depths of human joy, confusion, dissatisfaction, and sorrow.

February 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m.; February 12 at 2 p.m.  SORRY, ALL PERFORMANCES FOR THIS PRODUCTION HAVE SOLD OUT!

Memorial Union Maintenance Shop – Ames

Adults $16, seniors $14, students $8. Advance tickets available through the Maintenance Shop Ticket Office or

The Cast

Michael Brandt
Kathleen Hoil

Kelsey Kovacevich
Ben Millar
Nick Neal
Ethan Peterson
Dan Poppen
Brittny Rebhuhn
Heather Kae Smith
Madison Welterlen
Jeff White

Creative Team

Director – Matt Foss
Scenic Advisor – Rob Sunderman
Costume Designer – Kelly Marie Schaefer
Stage Manager – Michael Brandt
Assistant Stage Manager – Brittny Rebhuhn
Props Master – Liz Rankin
Photography – Dan Neubauer
Poster Design – Mary Bendgen
Portraits – Jennifer Drinkwater
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Linsey Heister, Amanda Jorgensen, Madeleine Kobus, Emma Rose Miles, Emily Morley
Technical Director – Derek Hisek

Scene Shop Assistants – Janie Anderson, Michael Brandt, Taylor Clemens, Zachary Eskrich, Amber Fitzsimmons, Dan Fynaardt, Kiah Kayser, Austin Kopsa, Matt Meldrem, Kiersten Naberhaus, Liz Rankin, Josh Ster, Emily Visser, Madison Welterlen, Charles Ziemann
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
House Manager – Casey Buenzow
Box Office Supervisors – Brad Dell, Zachary Eskrich, Amber Fitzsimmons, Kiah Kayser, Jim Trenberth

Production photos by Dan Neubauer

Poster by Mary Bendgen

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