The People Before the Park by Keith Josef Adkins, directed by Jade King Carroll. A Dream of Italy by Robert S. Duncanson.

Virtual performance available from Friday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. through Sunday, April 4.

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.

Get your free ticket for the people before the park here

Free tickets and the viewing of this production are available through ShowTix4U. Additional details about how to view the production will be emailed to you along with your ticket. This production will not be available on the department's YouTube channel.

The People Before the Park is presented by special arrangement with United Talent Agency.

The department would like to thank Andy Dahl of University of Iowa Facilities Management Landscape Services for their assistance with this production.