Executive Vice President and Provost
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Directed by Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski
Based on events as chronicled in Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy’s unholy origin. In between the howls of laughter and using virtually every style of music, Bat Boy: The Musical tackles American prejudice, the fierceness of modern religion, genetic engineering, and lots more.
Join the RRTTC for a film screening in honor of UNI Earth Week. Forget everything you know about a typical documentary and follow young couple Grant and Jen as they let you into their lives for one year, sharing moments of humor, struggle and hope as they compete with each other to give up consumerism and produce zero garbage.
Dr. Terry Downey, Research Chemist for PhotoBioMed Corporation, will present "Benchtop to Bedside...Not Mission Impossible." Her topic covers the science and some things you may never have thought of, behind bringing a medical device from an interesting scientific idea to reality as a novel medical therapy.
Chris Buckholz, school of music, will present "The Future of Music: classical, jazz, rock and pop in the internet age." Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.
Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at 12 noon at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public.
The College of Education will host the following panelists as part of the Alumni in Residence event:
Moderator: Dr. Noel Tichy
Ms. Karen Billings, Vice President-Education Division, SIIA, Washington, DC
Ms. Nancy Carroll, Director of Parks & Recreation, Ames, Iowa
Dr. Katie Mullholland, Superintendent, Linn-Mar Schools, Marion, Iowa
Ms. Melissa Tippett Anderson, Senior Scientist, Gatorade Sport Science Institute, Fox Lake, Illinois
Under the direction of UNI School of Music conductors John Len Wiles and Dyan Meyer, the UNI Singers, Women’s Chorus and Concert Chorale will offer a shared spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
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.