Map of My Kingdom
The Iowa TheaterFri, Jan 26 7:00 PM Not Available
"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. In the drama, Angela Martin, a lawyer and mediator in land transition disputes, shares stories of how farmers and landowners she has worked with over the years approached their land successions. “Some people literally killed each other over this issue,” Martin says. Others almost came to blows, struggling to resolve the sale or transfer of their land, dissolving relationships. Others found peacefully rational solutions that focused not only on the viability of the family, but also of the land. This play runs one hour, and will be followed by a 30 minute discussion led by playwright Mary Swander.

This performance is made possible by the support and generosity of the following organizations and businesses, with more partners to be announced: Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Winterset Public Library, Women, Land and Legacy of Madison County, For Lands Sake! and Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District