by meg mechelke
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Barefoot Girl | ABBY PAUL*

Abby Paul is a second-year student majoring in Cinema and Theatre Arts. This is Abby's second production at the University of Iowa and first time ever performing a show barefoot. Some of her favorite past productions include Footloose, Anything Goes, and Little Shop of Horrors. She would like to thank the cast and production team for giving her this opportunity and their never-ending support. Remember, you are beautiful, and I love you.

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Municipal Maintenance Worker | CASEY SCOTT*

Casey is a second-year Philosophy and Ethics & Public Policy major and is excited to return to the stage at Iowa! He would like to thank his parents, his fellow cast members, and his girlfriend for supporting him throughout the rehearsal process.

Katy Rothfusz

Secretary | KATY ROTHFUSZ*

Katy is a first-year English and Creative Writing major. She has been acting since the age of three. This is her first production with the University of Iowa. She would like to thank her parents and brothers for their support in her theatre pursuits and thank Brandon Baggett for always believing in her.

Ted Buckley

Shitty Ex-Boyfriend | TED BUCKLEY

Ted Buckley is a Theatre graduate of the University of Iowa. He has found passion in theatre working in numerous productions as a performer, stage manager, carpenter, and more. Ted would like to thank his family and friends for the never-ending support and is excited to work with the talented cast and crew of rockabye.

Hannah Shade

Woman with Clipboard/Bullhorn/Posters | HANNAH SHADE*

Hannah Shade is a third year Theatre and Business Management major. She is excited to be in her first gallery production here at the university. She is grateful to have such amazing cast- and crewmates. She would also like to thank her parents, her friends, and her two roommates for always supporting her acting endeavors.

Hannah Lipski

Strongest Girl in the World/Angry Townie/Chorus | HANNAH LIPSKI*

Hannah is from Tinley Park, Illinois and thrilled to be a part of her first collegiate play. She was involved in theatre in her high school and community. Some of her favorite shows include Freaky Friday as the role of Ellie Blake, Shrek as the role of Princess Fiona, and an ensemble member in A Christmas Story. She loves performing and cannot wait to see what her future holds here in the Theatre Arts department at Iowa.

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Man/Angry Townie/Chorus | JACOB LICHT*

Jacob is a third-year Musical Theater and Screenwriting double major at the University of Iowa. He previously was in the play Smile Medicine last fall, and he was in the Midwest premiere of String in the spring. He would like to give the biggest of thanks to the cast and crew for sharing this experience with him, and he hopes that you enjoy the show.

Luis Avalos

Confectioner/Angry Townie/Chorus | LUIS AVALOS*

Luis Avalos is a first-year student here at the University of Iowa. He is currently pursing majors in Communication Studies and Theatre Arts. He has been involved in many high school and community theatre productions such as Into the WoodsNoises Off!, and Cinderella. This is his first production at the University of Iowa. He would like to thank his parents and family for all of their continued support in theatre!

Lindsey Wildman

Angry Townie/Chorus | LINDSEY WILDMAN*

Lindsey Wildman is a sophomore studying Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Iowa. This is her second production following a performance in last year's Ten Minute Play Festival. When she is off of the stage, Lindsey likes to dance, be active, ride her long board, and pet her dog Toby.

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.