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*All Thursday performances are 50% audience capacity
Natasha Rostova: Niyati Deshpande
Pierre Bezukhov: Patrick DuLaney*
Anatole Kuragin: Tyler Jensen
Sonya Rostova: Anna Novak
Hélène Bezukhova: Mia Gimenez*
Marya Dmitriyevna: Kristen Behrendt DeGrazia*
Fedya Dolokhov: Austin Wicke
Andrey/Old Prince Bolkonsky: Robert Kemp
Mary Bolkonskaya: Mary Jane Knight
Balaga: Anthony Hendricks
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract
Conductor: Jason Sifford
Keys: Nicole Messerschmitt
Drums: Darren McNabb
Cello I: Christina Gentzsch
Cello II: Zoraida Oyola
Viola: Hannah Howland Jacobs
Clarinets: Suzanne Smith
Oboe/English Horn: Lexi Doremus
Guitar: Austin Jacobs
Director: Chris Okiishi
Scenic Designer: S. Benjamin Farrar
Costume Designer: Jill Van Brussel
Lighting Designer: Lauren Duffie
Sound Designer/Sound Board Operator: Andrew Stewart
Music Director: Jason Sifford
Voice Director: Mary Jane Knight
Prop Designer: Stephen Polchert
Choreographer: Leslie Nolte
Stage Manager: Ray Vanek
Assistant Stage Managers: J. Tucker, Maggie McClellanLighting Board Operator: Merric Bower
Technical Director: Chris Rich
Scenic Painter: Patrick DuLaney
COVID Safety Officers: Anna Novak, Maggie McClellan
Riverside Theatre, 119 E College St., located on the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City
by Dave Malloy
Directed by Chris Okiishi
April 22 – May 8, 2022 at Riverside Theatre
The Iowa premiere of an Obie-Award winning “electropop opera” based on a scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Young and impulsive, Natasha Rostova arrives in Moscow to await the return of her fiancé from the front lines. When she falls under the spell of the roguish Anatole, it is up to Pierre, a family friend in the middle of an existential crisis, to pick up the pieces of her shattered reputation. A bold, ambitious, and celebratory piece of theatre to mark Riverside’s first season in its new home.
Talkbacks with Prof. Anna Barker and guests will follow performances on Saturday, April 23rd and Saturday, May 7th. Prof. Barker will also hold a post-show discussion on Sunday, April 24th.
Patrons who do not hold tickets for those performances are welcome to join the talkback!
Lighting effects, such as flashing lights, and periods of bright and dim lighting, will be utilized during the performance.
There will be a gun shot sound effect in Act 1.
THE PROP FIREARMS USED IN THIS PRODUCTION ARE NOT REAL AND UNABLE TO CREATE ACTUAL GUNFIRE. DUE TO AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, THESE PROPS ARE SAFELY STORED AND LOCKED AWAY WHEN NOT IN USE BY ACTORS IN THIS PRODUCTION.
Every performance will follow Riverside Theatre’s policy below:
- Masks are required to be worn correctly by all staff, volunteers, and patrons while in the venue.
- In addition to embracing face-masks as a public health tool, we require all patrons to present a 72- hour (or less) negative COVID-19 test for each individual attending the performance, at every performance. We will accept documentation of vaccination via a vaccine card in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test. Appropriate documentation for a vaccination card will include patron state-issued ID plus one of the following: physical vaccination card or a photo of each individual’s vaccination card. This policy will be enforced at all Riverside events unless otherwise noted.
Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at email@example.com or call us during box office hours (11am – 2pm Tuesday/Wednesday, 12:30 -5:30pm Thursday/Friday) at (319) 259-7099.