Flutter the Dovecotes by Christine Meinecke

January 2010
Directed by Maranda Turner
Workshop directed by Josh Visnapuu
Winner of the 4th Annual Iowa Playwrights Workshop

Flutter the Dovecotes – an old English saying that means “causing a stir in a quiet setting” – takes a comedic look inside the staff lounge of a psychiatry office. Schemes, temper tantrums, and narcissistic delusions give rise to one selfless act.

About the Playwright…
Christine Meinecke is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Des Moines. She completed her doctorate at the University of Kansas and her postdoctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Meinecke’s publications include articles for professional journals and a nonfiction book, Everybody Marries the Wrong Person, to be released July 2010. She has written three full-length plays, two of which were selected for public readings at The Des Moines Playhouse.

Caroline: Jeanette Bodermann
Nancy: Barbara Wagner
Eva: Jolene Rice
Ronnie: John Spinks
Larry: Bob Baskerville
Martin: Jason Rainwater
Drake: Jordan Jepson