Fifth of July 1989 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Lanford Wilson

string of firecrackers lit on both ends


Lanford Wilson’s sizzling look at the lives of survivors of the 1970’s. Contemporary drama at its best!

February 9, 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 8 p.m.; February 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

The Cast

Kenneth Talley, Jr., Vietnam Vet – Peter Aitchison
Jed Jenkins, Ken’s Lover – Brian McIntire
June Talley, Ken’s Sister – Barbara Pinneke
Shirley Talley, June’s Daughter – Rebecca P. Mastrofski
John Landis, Long-Time Friend of Talley’s – Garry Geiken
Gwen Landis, John’s Wife – Amy Willroth
Weston Hurley, Composter Friend of Gwen’s – Sean Canuso
Sally Friedman, Ken’s and June’s Aunt – Jane Cox

Production Team

Director – Patrick D. Gouran
Scenic Designer – James D. Lile
Costume Designer – Kathryn M. Seran
Lighting Designer – Mark L. Rodgers
Stage Manager – Jeffery Todd Hummel
Assistant Stage Manager – Marabeth Cooney

Read about it in the Ames Tribune review and the Iowa State Daily article.