Pierogi Play by Christopher Lysik

Pierogi Play

Feb 10, 2023 to Feb 12, 2023
Christopher Lysik
Dramaturg Margo Skornia
Directed by: 
Sarah Gazdowicz
Alan MacVey Theatre, Theatre Building
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:00pm
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 7:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 12:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 7:00pm
Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 12:00pm


It’s 1944, and the Germans are marching past the house, ready to take Buzançais, and…

It’s 2011, and the doctor has called with the results of the MRI, even though it’s well past bedtime, and…

It’s Today. And You are here, and I am here, and I need to tell you a story.


This play contains discussions of war, surgery, memory loss, and familial abuse.

Food is prepared onstage and shared with the audience. 

Pierogi Ingredients:

flour, egg, cottage cheese, onion, butter, salt, pepper


Poster artwork by Katie Lysik

Tickets for Pierogi Play are extremely limited, and include an onstage seat and a small meal. We highly encourage you to reserve your ticket ahead of time by emailing pierogiplay@gmail.com, including your name and how many seats you would like to reserve. If you require a vegan meal please let us know at the time of ticket reservation. 

To see how many seats remain for each show, please visit https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/theatre/03.+Pierogi+Play.

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.


Tickets for gallery productions are available in the Theatre Building lobby one hour before show time.
Tickets are free for University of Iowa students (with a valid ID) and $5 for general admission.

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.