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University of Iowa
New Play Festival 2018

The Age of Innocence
Thursday, May 3rd
5:30 PM and 9:00 PM
Theatre B
University of Iowa Theatre Building
200 North Riverside Drive

Inspired by the real-life public breakup announcement made by television writer-director Jill Soloway and poet Eileen Myles and by the Edith Wharton novel of the same title, The Age of Innocence is a play about the public announcement of the breakup of two people named Jill and Eileen. In a small museum in Los Angeles surrounded by raging wildfires, Jill and Eileen process their break up with an audience sometimes using period costumes and role play. The play is a comedic take on identity, gender, race and love at a certain age.

Jill – Miriam Randolph
Eileen – Natalie Lurowist
Alexis – Andrea Warhurst
Duane – JT Hooven

Playwright - Nina Morrison
Director – Sarah Lacy Hamilton
Dramaturgs - Merric Bower, Micah Ariel James
Lighting Design – Rachel Sather
Costume Design – Chelsea Regan
Scenic Design – Rob Petrie
Sound Design – Ryan McElroy
Stage Manager – Marguerite Sugden
Asst Stage Manager – Olivia Leslie