The History Boys – Iowa State University Theatre

by Alan Bennett

“How does history happen? People decide to do stuff. Make moves. Alter things.”

Eight teenage boys prepare to apply for Oxford and Cambridge in history. The question is how to best prepare them. One teacher thinks that preparation for life is better than preparing for an entrance exam; another feels that facts provide the best foundation; a third teaches that getting the attention of the examiners in whatever way possible is the most effective. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play.

August 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and August 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

Produced as a special event with StageWest Theatre Company.

The Cast

Hector – Gary Roberts
Irwin – Adam Heffernan*
Mrs. Lintott – Jane Cox
Headmaster – Ron Borstad
Akthar – Chris King
Crowther – Bryce Larsen
Dakin – Nick Toussaint
Lockwood – Caleb Woodley
Posner – Sean Tweedale
Rudge – Dustin Strawn
Scripps – Mat Wymore
Timms – Matt Oleson

*Member, Actors Equity Association

Creative Team

Director – Brad Dell
Assistant Director – Don Watts
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Scenic Designer – Eleanor Kahn
Costume Designer – Emily Ganfield
Stage Manager – Brittany Borstad
Photography/Poster Design – Casey L. Gradischnig


Production photos available on the StageWest website

Publicity photos and poster by Casey L. Gradischnig

Read about it in the Iowa State Daily and Inside Iowa State!