Stars and Stones

May 5, 2022

09:00 PM

Theatre Building, Alan MacVey Theatre

200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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One hand passing a piece of paper with the Star of David drawn on it to another hand.

Iowa New Play Festival 2022 Production

Stars and Stones
By Emma Silverman
Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz
Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Alan MacVey Theatre, UI Theatre Building

A young Jewish woman reckons with the ghosts of her past and the apparitions of the present during and after a research trip to Poland. As she is launched back and forth through history, she is forced to consider the nature of her project while a scattering of strangers embark on their own moralistic journeys.

This production contains discussions of war crimes, the Holocaust, and anti-Semitism.

$5 General Admission
FREE for UI students (with valid ID)

Tickets are available during Festival Box Office hours on Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. and in the Theatre Building Lobby one hour prior to the performance, on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.

For more than 40 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 10 new plays and presenting them in a single week is a monumental undertaking that is only possible through the utilization of Department of Theatre Arts’ wide-ranging resources in acting, directing, design, dramaturgy, stage management, and technical support. Through staged readings and productions, Festival showcases the process of new play development.

See the complete Iowa New Play Festival schedule here.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at