Apr 29, 2024

01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Theatre Building, Catalano Acting Studio, Room 172

200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

Save to My Events

Forgottonia by Eli Campbell

Iowa New Play Festival – Reading Series

By Eli Campbell
Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz

In 1987, the people of Forgottonia, Illinois are on the edge of poverty. In a last-ditch effort to save their town, they enter the Prison Sweepstakes, which would win them a government-funded prison (and all the jobs that come with it). But competing for a prison drags out more than they were bargaining for.

Please be advised this is a play about the prison industrial complex. There are themes of classism, racism, and prejudice, and contains onstage drug use.

Guest Roundtable to follow.

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