We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! – Iowa State University Theatre

by Dario Fo

It’s 1974 Italy and inflation and unemployment have collapsed the economy. With the price of groceries going through the roof, what’s a poor Italian girl to do? Stuff bags of food up her sweater and pretend to be pregnant in this sidesplitting satire of course. The protagonists of We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! are driven by their collective hungers to break free from the constraints in which their poverty has confined them.

October 5, 6, 13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and October 7 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Antonia – Mariana Seda
Giovanni – Jeff Mason
Luigi – Chris King
Marghertia – Kira Ashby
Sergeant/Trooper/Gravedigger – Mat Wymore

Production Team

Director – Sarah Zwick-Tapley
Scene Design – Rob Sunderman
Costume Design – Gregory Duckett
Lighting Design – Jim Trenberth
Stage Manager – Catie Tell
Makeup and Hair Design – Jaime Wood
Costume Design Assistants – A.J. Delfs, Anna Krieger, Sophie Miller, Anna Sunstrom
Sound Design – Kierre Balark
Light Board – Jamie Quarnstrom
Sound Board – Andrew Hoch
Stagehand – Janae Hohbein
Wardrobe – Anna Sunstrom, TiAnn Taylor
Volunteer Coordinator – Gregory Duckett
Props Master – Jaime Wood
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Molly Davis, Amanda Lensch, Amanda Levins, Kelsey Nation, Joanna Suckling, Justine Year
Technical Director – Emily Brainerd
Scene Shop Assistants – Jianna Dakin, Will Dean, Ben Howell, Nick Juelsgaard, Jessica Madsen, Joseph Seiler, Jaime Wood, Nick Veenstra, Mat Wymore
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Devin Miller
Box Office Supervisors – Brooke Hovick, Lindsey Osborne
House Managers – Amanda Mullen, Abby Norton


Publicity photos and production photos by Patrick Gouran

Read about it in Inside Iowa State!