Illustration of laptop, notebook, and pen. Iowa New Play Festival Reading Series. Berrigan, or an Island tale. By Christopher Lysik. Directed by Rob Silverman Ascher.

Berrigan, or an Island Tale

By Christopher Lysik
Directed by Rob Silverman Ascher

Wednesday, May 4
6:00 p.m.
Catalano Acting Studio (Room 172)

Everything was swell for Anna, until her father died, her mother went basically catatonic, and some new kid arrived on the island – who really seems like he should be at college right now.

Meanwhile, on a different island, a Girl has somehow managed to break the Perimeter, and The Keeper’s letting her stay – despite the lack of food. Just another task for The Keeper’s Assistant, I guess.

And in both places, the Storms keep getting worse…

This reading contains discussion of grief/death, climate crises, and alcohol abuse.


A small, working class Island off the coast of Rhode Island. Now.

Also, somewhere else. Another Island. Always.