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Theatre UNI to present 'August: Osage County'

March 27, 2014

Eric Lange, artistic director, Strayer-Wood Theatre, 319-273-6833,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will present "August: Osage County" at 7:30 p.m., April 10 through 12 and 17 through 19, and at 2 p.m., April 13, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

Tracy Letts' comic tragedy, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama, is the story of the Weston family. Acid-tongued, pill-popping mother Violet summons her daughters to their Oklahoma homestead after the family patriarch vanishes. Thus ensues a storm of jaw-dropping secrets and repressed truths forced to the surface as the dark underbelly of a splintered family is unflinchingly and uproariously brought to light.

The "August" creative team unites the talents of students, faculty and guest artists. The production is directed by Angie Toomsen, a 1997 alumna of UNI's theatre program. Scenery design is by Leonard Curtis, associate professor of theatre; costumes are designed by Jennifer Sheshko Wood, assistant professor of theatre; and lighting design is provided by Eric Lange, Theatre UNI artistic director. The production stage manager is guest artist Jordan Andrews.

In addition to UNI theatre students and community acting talents, the cast includes Cynthia Goatley, professor of theatre, as Violet Weston and Richard Glockner, associate professor of theatre, as Beverly Weston.

Tickets are $14 for adults and free for UNI students with their student ID. Tickets can be purchased from the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The box office opens one hour before curtain time. For tickets call 319-273-6381 or visit

For more information, contact Lange at 319-273-6833 or