William Golding's

Lord of the Flies

September 11 - 15
Buskirk-Chumley Theater


“I set out to write a story about some boys on an island showing how they would really behave—
being boys and not little saints as they are in children’s books.”  - William Golding

Stranded schoolboys clash over how best to rule a desert island. Nobel Prize-winning William Golding’s acclaimed novel is now a shocking dramatization of the good and evil within us all.

Age recommendation: Ages 12+
Run time: 2hrs (including a 15 minute intermission)
Show Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater Buskirk-Chumley Theater
  • Stars Nat Zegree, who follows up Cardinal roles as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz and Next to Normal’s ever-cheerful boyfriend Henry
  • Is a Midwest premiere and only the third professional production of Lord of the Flies in America
  • Is being performed by older actors to ensure that the actors are experienced enough to convincingly inhabit this world


    Mark Smith’s model of the set

  • Launches the IU College of Arts and Sciences Themester 2013: Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World
  • Features a terrific set by Mark Smith, designer of The Diary of Anne Frank, boom, My Fair Lady, and Next to Normal
  • Features a lighting design by Michael C Jackson, designer of A Year with Frog and Toad, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Big River, To Kill aMockingbird,  Next to Normaland Underneath the Lintel
  • Features costumes by Wendy Meaden, designer of Bill W. and Dr. Bob and Next to Normal
  • Stars a dynamic cast of local and visiting actors who portray the stranded boys
  • Launches Cardinal’s new season at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for the second straight year
  • Will bring about 2000 local high school students to special matinees at deeply discounted prices

Nathan Robbins (Jack) and Nat Zegree (Ralph)