Six Characters – Iowa State University Theatre

a new adaptation of the play by Luigi Pirandello

“A character, sir, may always ask a man who he is; he is always ‘somebody’, but a man may very well be ‘nobody’”

An acting company begins to rehearse a play, but as the rehearsal begins, it is interrupted by six people who say they are unfinished characters in search of an author to finish their story.  The Director of the play first thinks the six are mad, but begins to listen to what they have to say, and finally, even though he is not a writer, agrees to stage their story. Others in the acting company are not happy with the Director’s decision.

Single tickets: Adults $15.00, seniors $13.00, students $8.00. Get your ISU Theatre tickets through TicketMaster, the Iowa State Center Ticket Office in Ames, or at the door before the performance. Single tickets are on sale.

March 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and March 27 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Musician/Composer – Sam Allyn
Madame Pace – Jocelyn Ascherl
Artist – Bri Baltes
Assistant Stage ManagerBrooke Berg
Wardrobe AssistantTeresa Blader
Stage ManagerMichael Brandt
Actor – Taylor Clemens
Scenic DesignerDan Fynaardt
Artist – Meaghan Hetherton
Actor – Tallis Henry
Actor – Austin Kopsa
Lighting Designer – Matt Meldrem
Actor – Nick Neal
Assistant Stage Manager – Paul Pint
The Mother – Brittny Rebhuhn
Actress – Heather Kae Smith
The Stepdaughter – Madison Welterlen
The Son – Jeff White
The Director – Caleb Woodley
Artist – Rachel Mary Wright
The Father – Mat Wymore

Creative Team

Director – Matt Foss
Scenic Designer – Dan Fynaardt
Costume Designer – Kelly Marie Schaefer
Lighting Designer – Matt Meldrem
Stage Manager – Michael Brandt

Assistant Stage Managers – Brooke Berg, Paul Pint
Choreographer – Tallis Henry
Dramaturg – Austin Kopsa
Artist Advisor – Jennifer Drinkwater
Props Master – Liz Rankin
Run Crew – Zach Brown, Michael Odland, Kiersten Naberhaus, Shelby Waters
Photography – Nancy Thompson
Graphic Design for Poster – Jennifer Drinkwater
Poster Design – Mary Bendgen
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Madeleine Kobus, Amy Lempia, Emma Rose Miles, Samantha Silver, Lindsey VanWyk, Anna Ward
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Scene Shop Assistants – Janie Anderson, Brooke Berg, Taylor ClemensZachary Eskrich, Dan Fynaardt, Kiah Kayser, Matt Meldrem, Liz Rankin, Michael Steffen, Kiersten Naberhaus, Josh Ster, Nick Veenstra, Mat Wymore
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Corinne Oertel
House Managers – Lindsay Allen, Casey Buenzow, Brittny Rebhuhn, Jeff White
Box Office Supervisors – Amber Fitzsimmons, Michael Reza Heath, Margaux Mireault, Nancy Palof


Publicity photosproduction photos, and headshots by Nancy Thompson

Poster by Jennifer Drinkwater

ISU Theatre’s Six Characters receives top national honors from the Kennedy Center. Read more.

Read about this production in Inside Iowa State!