Theatre UNI to present Gum

September 15, 2004

Jascenna Haislet-Carlson, theatre marketing director, (319) 273-6387
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

CEDAR FALLS--Theatre UNI will present a reading of the one-act drama, Gum, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Room 108 of the Communication Arts Center. Gum, a play reading, is inspired by true events and tells the story of two women who defy their cultural traditions and explore their own sexuality, supposedly as a result of tainted chewing gum.

The cast and crew of Gum includes UNI students Leah Raulerson, a senior from Decorah; Ashley Feht a junior from Eldora; Erin Nebel, a freshman from Dubuque; Valerie Henderson, a senior from Urbandale; Keira Haaland, a freshman from Perry; and Jessica Lewis, a freshman from Des Moines. Gum is directed by Jay Edelnant, professor of theatre.

Admission is free. Gum is the first of four Off-Hudson Series staged readings taking place this year. Additional readings will occur on Oct. 26, Feb. 8 and March 29. For more information about Theatre UNI or the Off-Hudson Series call (319) 273-6387 or visit