An astronomer battles with a mute magician (Doctor Vysarius) for the attention of an impish boy-emperor. Having built a new, far-seeing telescope, he glimpses something in the heavens hurtling towards Earth – but, the machinations of the magician keep anyone from heeding his warnings. As the heavens tumble down, and visions of vivisected angels begin to populate his dreams, the astronomer struggles to wrest the court from the eerie power of Doctor Vysarius.
Listen to the Performance Online
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.
Iowa New Play Festival
This online performance is free and tickets are not required.
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