My Grandparents in the War – Iowa State University Theatre

by Matt Foss

WWII plane "The Bobby Ann", Guam

“One last time, my Grandfather’s plane nosed off the edge of the cliff and flew towards Tokyo on the final night of the War.”

A brother and sister travel back to Texas and the family farm to see their grandfather one last time before his death.  The grandchildren share memories of unforgettable days in their grandparent’s lives, the strong and loving bond the two shared, and the farm they built together.

May 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 p.m.; May 4 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

Adults $17, seniors $15, students $9. Single tickets go on sale beginning September 16 and are available through the Iowa State Center Ticket Office located in the ground floor of Stephens Auditorium in Ames, any TicketMaster, or at the door before performances.

The Cast

Matt – Kivan Kirk
Kelcee – Bethany Berger
Molly – Abby Lund
Don – Dan Poppen
Nan – Elizabeth Thompson

Noah Allyn
Brooke Busse
Alyson Boes
Taylor Diles
Brent LeBlanc
Nick Neal
Alyssa Maldonado
Noel VanDenBosch

Creative Team

Director – Matt Foss
Scenic Designer – Jim Trenberth
Costume Designer – Doris Nash
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Original Music and Sound – Sam Allyn, Dan Poppen
Stage Manager – Lauren Dentler
Assistant Stage Manager – Rachel Hupp
Assistant Director – Alyson Boes
Production Design – Matt Foss, Jim Trenberth
Box Office Supervisors – Zachary Eskrich, Carolyn Susa
Stagehands – Marie Lenaghan, Jenee Peterson, Joseph Alan Smith
Photography – Nancy Thompson
Poster Design – Mary Bendgen
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Scene Shop Assistants – Devin Barr, Rebel Clodi, Zachary Eskrich, André Johnson, Jr., Kiah Kayser, Brent LeBlanc, Kiersten Naberhaus, Nick Neal, Katie Olsen, Rachel Pick, Bryce Poellet, Seth Rickard, Hannah Roberg, Carolyn Susa, Justin Voga, Mackenzie Watson
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Lauren Dursky, Linsey Heister, Madeleine Kobus, Ariel Prosser, Amy Regan, Katie Riese
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek


Publicity photos, production photos and headshots by Nancy Thompson

Poster by Mary Bendgen

Read about it in the Ames Tribune, the Iowa State Daily, Inside Iowa State, or watch the video!