Vinegar Tom – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Caryl Churchill

Will the relationship between men and women ever get any easier?

It is the seventeenth century in England and women are being tried as witches–women who did not fit society’s traditional roles. Vinegar Tom is the cat believed to transport messages from Satan to women. This play examines the relationship of gender and power as woman after woman goes on trial.

April 30 and May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m.

Memorial Union Maintenance Shop – Ames

The Cast

Alice – Courtney Gaevert
Joan – Genya Coffey
Susan – Lindsay Allen
Jack – Jacob Wittenauer
Margery – Kelly Teitsworth
Betty – Amber Fitzsimmons
Ellen – Lindsey Osborne
Man/Doctor/Bell Ringer – David Faber
Packer – Will Rundle
Goody – Justine Year
Kramer and Sprenger – Anna Krieger, Stephanie Sanyour
Musician/Singer – Mat Wymore
Singers – Kayla Kaufmann, Alex Gilliland, Michael Reza Heath, Janae Hohbein, Deanna Martinez, Jason Pollard

Production Team

Director – Sarah Zwick-Tapley
Scenic Designer – Rob Sunderman
Costume Designer – Justine Year
Lighting Designer – Nick Veenstra
Music Director – James Tener
Stage Manager – Brad Pingel
Assistant Stage Manager – Elizabeth Rickert
Technical Director – Emily Brainerd
Scene Shop Assistants – Justin Albright, Justin Bein, Jon Eimer, Andrew Havens, Ben Howell, Nick Juelsgaard, Nate Lawrence-Richards, Matt Meldrem, Carrie Taylor, Kelly Teitsworth, Nick Veenstra, Mat Wymore
Assistant Technical Director – Andrew Schmeisser
Props Master – Kelly Teitsworth
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Scenic Painter – Brooke Berg
Publicity Assistant – Devin Miller
Box Office Supervisors – Brittany James, Jamie Quarnstrom
House Managers – Lindsay Allen, Casey Buenzow
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Emma Rose Miles, Susuwi Salvador, Mariana Seda, Joanna Suckling, Anna Sunstrom, Justine Year
Poster Design – Devin Miller, Eleanor Kahn
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek


Publicity photos and production photos by Patrick Gouran

Poster by Devin Miller and Eleanor Kahn

Read about it in Inside Iowa State!