The People Before the Park
The People Before the Park by Keith Josef Adkins transports the audience into the lives of a hard working father and his daydreaming son living in New York City’s Seneca Village in 1856. The story unfolds as this proud African American community comes together when the city threatens to remove the entire neighborhood from their homes to make way for Central Park.
This production contains racially charged language.
This virtual performance will be available from Friday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. through Sunday, April 4. Tickets are free, but you must obtain a ticket in order to view this virtual production. Please see additional ticketing details below.
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 The People Before the Park by Keith Josef Adkins are free, but you must obtain a ticket in order to view this virtual production. Your FREE ticket may be obtained through ShowTix4U by clicking here. Your ticket will be emailed to you and instructions for how to view the performance will be included in the email.
The virtual production will be available for viewing anytime from March 26 at 8:00 p.m. through April 4 at 11:45 p.m. Once you begin watching, you will have 48 hours to finish viewing the performance (think of it like a movie rental). This production will not be available on the department's YouTube channel.
All performance dates are subject to change. Please visit our website or the Arts Iowa Calendar for the most up-to-date information.
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.
Robert S. Duncanson, AFI.10.2009, A Dream of Italy, 1865, oil on canvas, 20 5/8 x 35 in. (52.4 x 88.9 cm). Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Photo credit: Sean Pathasema, Birmingham Museum of Art.