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Perils of the Flowerbed

May 03, 2019
Steven Glavey
Directed by: 
Courtney Meaker
Room 172
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 1:30pm


A young girl comes to serve at a castle presided over by a baroness with a mysterious affliction, entering a world of singing flowers and moonlit monsters.

Perils of the Flowerbed is a Gothic exploration of queer desire and unreal bodies, of monstrosity, and the frightening inescapability of family ties.

This production contains violence and adult themes.


Cast of Perils of the Flowerbed.
Role Name
Eleanora Emma Bibb
Greta Colleen Reynolds
Rudolf Brandon Trevino

Artistic Team

Artistic team of Perils of the Flowerbed
Title Name
Playwright Steven Glavey
Director Courtney Meaker
Dramaturg SP O'Brien

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 will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each reading or during Festival Box Office hours on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival homepage.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2019 full schedule.

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.