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UNI Interpreters Theater to present 'Wasted'

February 20, 2014

Danielle Dick McGeough, assistant professor, communication studies, 319-273-6985,

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

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Superheroes, supervillians, compost, carcinogens and pink ribbons will come together amid heaps of trash for the University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre production "Wasted" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 8, in the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall, Room 040. Using playful costumes, Image Theatre, poetry, art installations and dance, the show will challenge the understanding of waste and consumption.

"Wasted" tells the story of six misfit superheroes who find themselves in an extreme emergency. In order to save the day, they must sort through rubbish to learn about their surroundings. The result is hilarious, heartbreaking and troubling encounters with trash that ask the audience to reconsider their relationship with waste.

The show is an ensemble production conceived and directed by Danielle Dick McGeough, assistant professor of communication studies, and is hosted in collaboration with UNI's Reaching for Higher Ground series. The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited. Admission passes will be available 45 minutes before the production begins. The show is intended for mature audiences only.

For more information, contact Dick McGeough at 319-273-6985 or