Fefu and Her Friends

Performance dates:

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Friday, March 10 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, March 12 @ 2:00pm*

Thursday, March 16 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 17 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 18 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, March 19 @ 2:00pm+

Thursday, March 23 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 24 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 25 @ 7:30pm – LOW TICKET WARNING
Sunday, March 26 @ 2:00pm** -SOLD OUT

Thursday, March 30 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 31 @ 7:30pm***
Saturday, April 1 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 2 @ 2:00pm++


++Sunday, April 2nd – Community Conversations: Women in Education

Creative Team

Director: Juliana Frey-Méndez
Scenic Designer: Bethany Kasperek
Costume Designer: Daniella Toscano
Lighting Designer: Lauren Duffie
Props Designer: Stephen Polchert
Stage Manager: Melissa L.F. Turner*
Dramaturg: Anna Novak
Intimacy Director: Carrie Pozdol
Music Direction: Mary Jane Knight
Safety Director: Kevin Michael Moore
Assistant Director: Mackenzie Elsbecker
Assistant Lighting Designer: Sara Whitehead
Assistant Stage Manager: Reese Morgan
Backstage Crew: Faith Harlow, Zhenya Lougheny

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract


Riverside Theatre, 119 E College St., located on the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City

by María Irene Fornés

Directed by Juliana Frey-Méndez

March 10 – April 2, 2023 at Riverside Theatre

Revolutions start when women come together. This seminal play of the 20th century explores feminism and sexuality through the intimate lives of eight New England women in the 1930s. In a unique twist, the central act of the play will be presented “promenade” style to take full advantage of the flexibility of Riverside’s new downtown home.


We invite you to join us as we Celebrando Fornés, an initiative from the Fornés Institute. 


Audience Note: In Part 2, as intended by the author, the audience will leave their assigned seats and be ushered to nearby locations within the theatre to experience four separate scenes in smaller groups. Each space will be seated and ADA accessible. House staff will be available to assist patrons at all locations. Audiences will return to their assigned seats for the conclusion of the play.

Content Warning

Fefu and Her Friends is appropriate for older teenagers and adults. Contains mature language and themes, moving lights, depictions of a gun and gunfire, and descriptions and depictions of hallucination.


Cecilia: Sara Ashbaugh
Cindy: Claire Boston
Paula: Kirsten Brooks
Emma: Olivia K. Foster
Fefu: Jo Jordan
Christina: Kathleen M. Guerrero
Julia: Karlē J. Meyers
Sue: Christina Sullivan


Masks are now optional at Friday & Saturday night performances and special events. On Thursdays and Sundays, masks are required to be worn by patrons, staff, and volunteers in our venue, including the lobby and performance spaces, except while enjoying concessions. Our onsite staff will be happy to provide patrons with a disposable mask should they forget to bring one.

Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at boxoffice@riversidetheatre.org or call us at (319) 259-7099 during box office hours. We’re open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am – 2pm, and Thursday and Friday from 12:30pm – 5:30pm.