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Sept. 19, 2008

UI Department of Theatre Arts presents Undergraduate Directors Festival

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will present a fall Undergraduate Directors Festival at 8 p.m. Oct. 2-4 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Space Place Theater of UI North Hall. The department was displaced from the Theatre Building by the June flood.

Tickets are $5 at the door beginning one hour before the performance.

The production will feature "Sure Thing" by David Ives, directed by Nicole Astell; "Hidden in this Picture" by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Josh Beadle; "Sex with the Censor" and "Katie and Frank" by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Sarah Weinberg; and "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Paul Kuritz, adapted from the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, directed by Emily Larson.

The production includes material of an adult nature. Potential audience members who are concerned about whether it is appropriate for them should call the Department of Theatre Arts at 319-335-2700 for additional information.

The Department of Theatre Arts is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073 (office), 310-430-1013 (cell),