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Local comedy improv troupe performs at UNI, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1

October 21, 2003

Doug Shaw, UNI associate professor of mathematics, (319) 273-6805
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Half-Masted 3.2,' a comedy improvisation troupe comprised of University of Northern Iowa students, will present 'An Evening of Comedy Improv,' at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 through Saturday, Nov. 1. A family-friendly matinee will be presented at 3 p.m. Nov. 1. The performances will be held in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall, Room 40.

The 'Waterloo Courier' called the show 'funny, quick-witted' and 'constant laughter.' The troupe is instructed and directed by Doug Shaw, UNI associate professor of mathematics. Shaw has performed with several improv troupes throughout the Midwest.

Half-Masted 3.2 members include: Stephen Shelton from Cedar Falls; Ben Kass from Sumner; Wayland McQueen from Shenandoah; Missie Collins and Amanda Robbins, both from Eldora; Melissa Cameron from Council Bluffs; Jesse Wozniak, Mike Schmenke and A.J. Platt, all from Fort Dodge; Jordan Meyer from Waterloo; Ren Waddell from Des Moines; Crystal Schneider from Cedar Rapids; and Jeff Cumberlin from Vinton.

All shows are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. For reservations, call Shaw at (319) 273-6805.