Iowa New Play Festival 2023 [The Home at 15 Lee St.] by Christopher Lysik

[The Home at 15 Lee St.]

May 02, 2023
Christopher Lysik
Catalano Acting Studio (Room 172)
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 1:30pm


In 1898, Rosa de Lucia boards a steamship and leaves her native Italy to join her husband in the burgeoning Italian district of Providence, RI— only to find herself an outsider in a city dominated by the Irish and Yankee elites. So... What changes for the De Lucia Family over the next century? Welp, a whole hell of a lot… 

Please be advised this reading contains brief moments of racism, both towards and by individuals considered White by today's standards.

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Cast of [The Home at 15 Lee St.]
Role Name
The Mothers Kristy Hartsgove Mooers
The Daughters Emily Parr
Hunter Walsh Neil Smithson
Jayden Díaz Brayan Salinas
Stage Directions Abby Paul

Creative Team

Creative team of [The Home at 15 Lee St.]
Title Name
Playwright and Director Christopher Lysik
Dramaturg Rebecca Weaver

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

Ticket Information

Iowa New Play Festival readings are free and open to the public. However, you must obtain a ticket and seating is limited.

Tickets are available during Festival Box Office hours on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. and at the door 30 minutes prior to the reading, on an as-available basis, unless the reading is sold out.


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