In the Canyon

In the Canyon


  • April 16, 2020 - April 26, 2020
  • CSPS Hall
  • $20

April 16 – 18, 23 - 26
Thurs. – Sat at 7:30 pm; Sunday April 26 at 2:30 pm

In the Canyon
by Calamity West
Directed by Cavan Hallman

“For this is a rush of an Orwellian dystopian drama for progressives who see the current moment as a harbinger of fascistic, anti-feminist hate, a moment that must be fought against with every available weapon, and, should that describe you, I am going to strive not to spoil this likely cathartic experience.” 

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

In the Canyon is a new American saga by Calamity West, spanning from 2007 to 2067. In an exploration on the present attack on abortion, this Iowa premiere imagines a broken society rapidly declining into a future world set in the rocks and walls of a canyon where a story of resistance is birthed.

Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre Company, Steep Theatre Company, Sideshow Theatre, and TimeLine. 

This production is directed by Cavan Hallman, Artistic Director for Mirrorbox, where he’s directed the Iowa premieres of Exit Strategy, Red Speedo, Luna Gale, There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, Sender, and Orange Julius.

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