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Strayer-Wood Theatre comedy: "November"

Under the diection of Jay Edelnant, David Mamet’s fiendishly funny, over-the-top comedy November offers no mercy in its satirical stab at American politics. Meet President Charles Smith, the most corrupt, inept hack ever to sit in the Oval Office. It’s the final days of his bid for a second term, but the country is a mess and his poll numbers are “lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol.” Toss in a lesbian speechwriter longing to marry her sweetheart on national television, a cynical chief of staff, Thanksgiving turkeys awaiting pardon, and enough shady backroom scheming to make even Bernie Madoff blush, and you’ve got an ideal way to gear up for the 2012 election.

Strayer-Wood Theatre comedy: "November"

Under the direction of Jay Edelnant, David Mamet’s fiendishly funny, over-the-top comedy November offers no mercy in its satirical stab at American politics. Meet President Charles Smith, the most corrupt, inept hack ever to sit in the Oval Office. It’s the final days of his bid for a second term, but the country is a mess and his poll numbers are “lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol.” Toss in a lesbian speechwriter longing to marry her sweetheart on national television, a cynical chief of staff, Thanksgiving turkeys awaiting pardon, and enough shady backroom scheming to make even Bernie Madoff blush, and you’ve got an ideal way to gear up for the 2012 election.

Strayer-Wood Theatre comedy: "November"

Under the direction of Jay Edelnant, David Mamet’s fiendishly funny, over-the-top comedy November offers no mercy in its satirical stab at American politics. Meet President Charles Smith, the most corrupt, inept hack ever to sit in the Oval Office. It’s the final days of his bid for a second term, but the country is a mess and his poll numbers are “lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol.” Toss in a lesbian speechwriter longing to marry her sweetheart on national television, a cynical chief of staff, Thanksgiving turkeys awaiting pardon, and enough shady backroom scheming to make even Bernie Madoff blush, and you’ve got an ideal way to gear up for the 2012 election.

November

Under the diection of Jay Edelnant, David Mamet’s fiendishly funny, over-the-top comedy November offers no mercy in its satirical stab at American politics. Meet President Charles Smith, the most corrupt, inept hack ever to sit in the Oval Office. It’s the final days of his bid for a second term, but the country is a mess and his poll numbers are “lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol.” Toss in a lesbian speechwriter longing to marry her sweetheart on national television, a cynical chief of staff, Thanksgiving turkeys awaiting pardon, and enough shady backroom scheming to make even Bernie Madoff blush, and you’ve got an ideal way to gear up for the 2012 election.

Lysistrata

Ellen McLaughlin’s fresh, fast-paced comedy, inspired by the Aristophanes play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in lovemaking until the men see reason, lay down their arms and come home to lay down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and pandemonium ensues as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?

Department of Theatre Fall Auditions

The Department of Theatre will hold auditions for fall productions of Lysistrata and November. Returning students are encouraged to attend on Sunday, Aug. 19. New students and non-theatre majors are encouraged to attend on Monday, Aug. 20. Actors who are called back may have evening commitments on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. Those with special circus skills should plan to attend on Thursday, Aug. 23.

UNI Sturgis Youth Theatre to offer "The Spell of Sleeping Beauty"

A princess, an unhappy royal fairy, a spinning, wheel and a prince who saves the day! The Sturgis Youth Theatre, a program of the University of Northern Iowa Department of Theatre, is offering a production of "The Spell of Sleeping Beauty." The production will play from July 19 through July 22, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre.

Students in fourth grade and higher are participating in a theatre camp. The production is directed by Gretta Berghammer, professor of drama and theatre for youth at UNI. The Sturgis Youth Theatre was founded in 1999 by Berghammer and was created to provide quality productions, meaningful production experiences and varied theatre study opportunities for youth in Cedar Falls and the surrounding communities.

Performances will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 19; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, July 20; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, July 21; and 2 p.m., Sunday, July 22. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased by calling the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 319-273-6381 or online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unitix/.

Merchant of Venice

In this comedy, Shakespeare weaves together two ancient folk myths, one involving a vengeful, greedy Jewish creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh from a Christian over an unpaid debt, the other involving a marriage suitor’s choice among three chests to win the hand of his beloved. How does one harmonize the Elizabethan anti-Semitic portrayal of Shylock with the fairy-tale romance of Portia and Bassanio? And then make this experience relevant and comedic to a contemporary audience? Join us as we celebrate the final production in our exploration of politically-themed work.

Merchant of Venice

In this comedy, Shakespeare weaves together two ancient folk myths, one involving a vengeful, greedy Jewish creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh from a Christian over an unpaid debt, the other involving a marriage suitor’s choice among three chests to win the hand of his beloved. How does one harmonize the Elizabethan anti-Semitic portrayal of Shylock with the fairy-tale romance of Portia and Bassanio? And then make this experience relevant and comedic to a contemporary audience? Join us as we celebrate the final production in our exploration of politically-themed work.

Merchant of Venice

In this comedy, Shakespeare weaves together two ancient folk myths, one involving a vengeful, greedy Jewish creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh from a Christian over an unpaid debt, the other involving a marriage suitor’s choice among three chests to win the hand of his beloved. How does one harmonize the Elizabethan anti-Semitic portrayal of Shylock with the fairy-tale romance of Portia and Bassanio? And then make this experience relevant and comedic to a contemporary audience? Join us as we celebrate the final production in our exploration of politically-themed work.

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