Doctor Vysarius by Steven Glavey, music by Jeremy Geragotelis. Photo of batman like character.

Doctor Vysarius

May 21, 2021 to May 28, 2021
Steven Glavey
Music by Jeremy Geragotelis
Directed by: 
Steven Glavey and Jeremy Geragotelis
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 8:00pm


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

Click here to listen to Doctor Vysarius on SoundCloud.

Click here for a complete transcript.

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.

Iowa New Play Festival

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This online performance is free and tickets are not required.

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.