The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Paul Zindel

“Every atom in me, in everybody, has come from places beyond our dreams.”

A single mother and her two daughters try to cope with life. One of the daughters, Tillie, prepares her experiment for the science fair involving marigolds raised from radioactive seeds, but her mother does not make it easy for her success. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this play was later adapted for film and was directed by Paul Newman and starred Joan Woodward.

March 25, 26, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and March 28 at 2:00 p.m.

The Memorial Union Maintenance Shop – Ames

The Cast

Tillie – Lindsay Allen
Ruth – Anna Krieger
Beatrice – Tamara White
Janice – Sarah Eagen
Nanny – Jessie Fullerton

Creative Team

Guest Director – Todd Buchacker
Lighting Designer – Nick Juelsgaard
Scenic Designer – Jaime Wood
Guest Costume Designer – Emily Ganfield
Stage Manager – Ryan Stufflebeem
Assistant Stage Manager – Brittny Rebhuhn
Props Master – Kelly Teitsworth
Sound Board – Mark Klooster
Stagehands – Brad Pingel, Madeline Russell, Jeff White
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Devin Miller
Poster Design – Devin Miller
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Scene Shop Assistants – Brooke Berg, Dan Fynaardt, Nick Juelsgaard, Matt Meldrem, Ashley A. Smith, Michael Steffen, Mat Wymore, Nick Veenstra
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Lindsey Faber, Colleen Pokorny, Samantha Silver, Anna Sunstrom, Lindsey VanWyk, Justine Year
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Box Office Supervisors – Amber Fitzsimmons, Courtney Gevaert, Margaux Mireault, Ashley A. Smith
House Managers – Lindsay Allen, Casey Buenzow


Publicity photos and production photos by Patrick Gouran

Poster by Devin Miller

Read about it in Inside Iowa State!