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Theatre UNI to present 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

April 3, 2003
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Jascenna Haislet-Carlson, marketing director and theatre publicist, Theatre UNI (319) 273-6381
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Theatre UNI, in collaboration with the Sturgis Youth Theatre, will present 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12; and at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the UNI campus.

The classic tale by Harper Lee tells the story of a white southern lawyer who fights for truth in the 1930s when a young black man is accused of rape.

Director is Gretta Berghammer, UNI professor of theatre and artistic director of Sturgis Youth Theatre. The production will feature original music composed by Jonathan Schwabe, associate professor of music; scenic design by Leonard Curtis, associate professor of theatre; costume design by Carol Colburn, professor of theatre; lighting by Mark Parrott, staff designer; sound by Christopher Jamison, junior theatre major from Polk City; and hair and make-up by Ashley Feht, sophomore theatre major from Eldora.

Admission is $10 for the general public, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for youths under 18. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at (319) 273-6381 or online at www.uni.edu/theatre.

'To Kill A Mockingbird' is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Waterloo/Cedar Falls and Northeast Iowa, Humanities Iowa, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.