Map of My Kingdom
Who’s going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony or strife for your family?
Map of my Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition. Directed by theatre professor Matt Foss and performed by professional actress Elizabeth Thompson.
Today, a vast amount of land in the US is owned by those over 65 years old. Some have made their wishes clear for the future of their property; other are courting family upheaval by not planning in concrete ways. An age old problem, evident in literature from the Bible to Shakespeare to Willa Cather, land transition asks hard questions: Who really owns the land? And what is the role of the steward of a property? Can “fair” become “unfair” to one’s children?
Admission is free but reservations are encouraged. Please call the library at 319-455-2800 to reserve a seat for this presentation, which includes a post performance discussion.
This program is cosponsored by the Lisbon and Mt. Vernon Public Libraries.