Heroes Among Us – Iowa State University Theatre

by Jane Cox


ISU Theatre professors Jane Cox and Patrick Gouran traveled throughout Central Iowa interviewing 12 World War II veterans about their experiences during the war. The result is Heroes Among Us, an original play based on the experiences of these members of “The Greatest Generation.” Their stories are interwoven with ballads and media of the 1940’s. The original work premieres on the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and December 9 and 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Bruce Longstreet – Jeffrey Snyder
Bud Gormally – John Woods Jr.
Curly Norris – Scott Morehead
Dean Lettington – Zachariah Barclay
Gene Fleener – Jon Travis
James Bowman – Langley Neely
Joe Viola – Nathan Zobel
Ray Schleihs – Trevor Helmers
Robert Houser – Jeffrey Hansen
Robert Reiber – Grant Henderson
Ruth Miller – Kristin Wolff
William Underhill – Kevin Geiken

Production Team

Assistant Stage Manager – Maggie Hunton
Costume Designer – Emily Nabut
Director – Patrick Gouran
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Scenic Designer – Robert Sunderman
Sound Designer – Peter Nabut
Stage Manager – Marcia Schultz

Production photos by Patrick Gouran