Brontë: The World Without


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Thursday, November 30 @ 7:30pm
Friday, December 1 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 2 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3 @ 2:00pm* – SOLD OUT!

Thursday, December 7 @ 7:30pm
Friday, December 8 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 9 @ 7:30pm**
Sunday, December 10 @ 2:00pm


*There will be a talkback with Prof. Miriam Gilbert and the cast following the 2:oopm performance on 12/3. The approximate start time is 4pm. You do not need to attend that day’s performance to attend the talkback.

** There will be a talkback with Juliana Frey-Méndez (Director), Kaelen Novak (Scenic and Porjection Designer) and others about the design process, following the 7:30pm performance on 12/9. The approximate start time is 9:30pm. You do not need to attend that evening’s performance to attend the talkback.

Creative Team

Director – Juliana Frey-Méndez
Scenic Designer – Kaelen Novak
Costume Designer – Jenny Nutting Kelchen
Lighting Designer – Jim Vogt
Sound Designer – Dakota Parobek
Props Designer – Stephen Polchert
Intimacy Coordinator – Carrie Pozdol
Dramaturg – Sara Ashbaugh
Stage Manager – Faith Harlow
Assistant Stage Manager – Zhenya Loughney
Board Operator – Jeni Tucker
Master Electrician – Haven Haywood


Riverside Theatre, 119 E. College Street

by Jordi Mand

Directed by Juliana Frey-Méndez

November 30 – December 10, 2023 at Riverside Theatre

Sponsored by
Producing Sponsors  Robert E. Yager Charitable Trust 
Evening Sponsor Lois Cox

Synopsis: A beautiful intersection of art and family: the story of the three Brontë sisters: Charlotte, Emily, and Anne during the period in which they wrote masterpieces such as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. In moments of personal and financial struggle, with their reverend father sick and their brother wasting away, they learn to trust the stories within them. But, as ambitious women in the 1800s, their pioneering literary careers do not come without costs. This play premiered at the Stratford Festival In Canada in 2018 and will be receiving its American Premiere at Riverside Theatre.


Charlotte: Katie Gucik
Emily: Lauren Baker
Anne: Mackenzie Elsbecker


Masks are optional at all performances.

Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at or call us at (319) 259-7099 during box office hours. We’re open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11am – 2pm.