The Longing to Understand – Iowa State University Theatre

by Jane Cox

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The story of Barbara McClintock, her maize research, and her life. She endured trials and obstacles to win a Nobel Prize at the age of 81 for her discovery of “jumping genes” This play illuminates the life of one of the great women scientists of the twentieth century.

August 31 and September 1 at 7:30 p.m. andĀ September 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Fisher TheaterĀ – Ames

The Cast

Barbara McClintock – Jane Cox

Production Team

Costume Designer – Jane Cox
Director – Patrick Gouran
Scenic/Lighting Designer – Brian Swanson
Stage Manager – Karen Ilczuk