Perils of the Flowerbed

May 3, 2019

01:30 PM

Theatre Building, Room 172

200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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The Reading Series. All new plays written by graduate students.

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts
Iowa New Play Festival 2019 Reading

Perils of the Flowerbed
By Steven Glavey
Directed by Courtney Meaker
Friday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Room 172

A young girl comes to serve at a castle presided over by a baroness with a mysterious affliction, entering a world of singing flowers and moonlit monsters.

Perils of the Flowerbed is a Gothic exploration of queer desire and unreal bodies, of monstrosity, and the frightening inescapability of family ties.

This production contains violence and adult themes.

Iowa New Play Festival readings are free and open to the public. However, you must obtain a ticket and seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each reading or during Festival Box Office hours on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more than forty years, the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts has presented an annual festival centered on producing, reading, and analyzing new scripts from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Preparing eleven new plays and presenting them in a single week is a monumental undertaking that is only possible through the utilization of UI Department of Theatre Arts’ wide-ranging resources in acting, directing, design, dramaturgy, stage management, and technical support. Through staged readings, workshops, and productions, Festival showcases the process of new play development.

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