Below the Pacific (3W, 2M, 1-2 either; Tragedy)
New Play Festival Production at the University of Iowa
May 8, 2015
Director: Marina Bergenstock
Composer: Joseph Z. Adams
Music Director: Frankie Rose
Scenic Designer: Melissa Gilbert
Costume Designer: Josh Christofferson
Lighting Designer: Cassie Malmquist
Sound Designer: Rob Bergenstock
Violence Designer: Lukas Brasherfons
Stage Manager: Rachele Ekstrand
Assistant Stage Managers:
Tim Mizones and Brigidta de Souza
Alyssa Cokinis and Alice Doherty
After American Airlines Flight 13 mysteriously disappears in the Southern Pacific Ocean, everyone - human, god, or animal - is shocked into searching for their "missing peace".
A man searches for his wife through karaoke and the Internet from their home in California.
A crash investigator from New Zealand searches a wreck for answers to waiting families.
A flight attendant searches for an escape from a sea god's prison through a captive mermaid. And a jellyfish simply searches for a friend in the darkness.
Below the Pacific focuses on these intertwining journeys of finding lost loves and love lost in the bottom of the coean after tragedy - and wheter these lives can find freedom from their solitary existences.
Doug: Skyler Matthias
Kai: Aneisa Hicks
Marina: Madeline Ascherl
Mei-Lei: Weiyi Zhang
Takaroa: Morris Hill
Jellyfish: Christopher Matheson and Matt Schutz
Diggin' the set? Feel free to see more of Melissa Gilbert's scenic (and costume!) work at: http://www.melissalgilbert.com/