Cupid Tyrannous by Kiley Rowe. Illustration of the Theatre Building.

Cupid Tyrannous

Jan 28, 2022 to Jan 29, 2022
Kiley E. Rowe
Directed by: 
Alexis Vaselopulos and Albert Williams
Alan MacVey Theatre
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 8:00pm


Cupid Tyrannous is a Greek myth-style play about Cupid making a bet with Zeus in a mad attempt to find a mortal lover. Cupid takes on the mortal world with sorrow, rage, and hope. The play follows Cupid's journey and those he meets along the way to the chaotic end.

This production contains strong language and mature themes.

Virtual Lobby

In advance of the performance, we'd like to invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the production and our team.


Cast of Cupid Tyrannous
Role Name
Cupid Emily Parr*
Zeus/Ensemble Kyle Watkins*
Apollo/Ensemble Greg Jones*
Palaemon/Ensemble Faith Harlow*
Ensemble E'mma Camara*, James Gulden*, Sam Nie*

Creative Team

Listing of creative team for Cupid Tyrannous
Title Name
Playwright Kiley E. Rowe*
Co-Director Alexis Vaselopulos*
Co-Director/Sound Designer Albert Williams*
Scenic Designer Emily Arvidson*
Lighting Designer Brian Nilles*
Fight Choreographer Paul Kalina
Intimacy Choreographer Erica Barnes
Stage Manager Sophie Young*

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Tickets for workshops are free of charge; however, you must obtain a ticket at the door and seating is limited.

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 the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319-335-2700.