Dreams . . . Deep as Rivers – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Karim Alrawi

fast flowing river


Drawing on the results of the workshop with ISU students, international playwright Karim Alrawi has written a play that explores the American heartland of Iowa, from its past of lost utopian communities and mining camps through to the present of small town values in a large and changing world. This original play was written expressly for ISU Theatre.

November 7, 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 8 p.m., November 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

The Cast

two women and a man standing in a corn field

Publicity photo for “Dreams . . . Deep as Rivers” by Patrick Gouran.

Anna – Rebecca Schirer
Bounty Hunter & Hired Hand – Mark Rhodes
Bounty Hunter & Hired Hand – Scott Noth
Elder & Emma – Dyanna Quillen-Blegen
Elder & Hired Hand – Eric Marquardt
Elder & Maria – Tracy Gookin
Elder & Mary/Corilla – Stacy Hansen
Elder & Tatangamani – Eric Winterhof
Elder, Bounty Hunter & Inkpaduta – Kirk Johnson
Hired Hand – Carter Moss
Jakob – Tony Stiltz
Jerry Thorsten & Mr. Vane – Garry Geiken
Latifnisis – Renee Alexander
Mato Kuwapi – Daniela Arteaga
Mr. Lincoln – Gregory Brown
Nels – Brooks Chelesvig
Neti & Nellie – Rhonda Young
Sofie & Medea – Debra Wicks
Tem – Duwan Morris
Thane & Hired Hand – Dave Zubradt

Production Team

Assistant Stage Manager – Art Blegen
Assistant Stage Manager – Viki King
Composer – Jeff Vallier
Costume Designer – Joe Kowalski
Director – Gregg Henry
Lighting Designer – George Dowker
Projections Designer – Kay-Lynne Johnson
Scenic Designer – Fritz Szabo
Sound Designer – Tom Ford
Stage Manager – Julie Benitez

Read about it in the Des Moines Register, Ames Tribune, and Iowa State Daily.