Down the Road – Iowa State University Theatre Production

ISU Theatre’s student directed production

by Lee Blessing

down the road production photo


Down the Road centers on a convicted serial killer and the husband and wife writing team hired to help him write an account of his crimes. The killer, Bill Reach, has admitted to the murders of nineteen women, but there may have been more. Over many weeks of interviews, the couple — Dan and Iris Henniman — grow more and more uncertain of the ethics of what they are doing. Are they simply relating terrifying events, or are they helping readers consume rape, murder and mutilation as if they are consuming any other product of our society? Are they, in fact, helping to turn Bill Reach into a celebrity?

The Cast

Dan Henniman – Tim Davis
Iris Henniman – Amanda Lloyd
William Reach – Dan Fairall

Production Team

Assistant Stage Manager – Brian Swanson
Costume Designer – Jennifer Vierck
Director – Mark Sutch
Lighting Designer – Chris Mannes
Scenic Designer – Fritz Szabo
Sound Designer – Phillip Marten
Stage Manager – Erin Baal