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UNI Sturgis Youth Theatre to offer 'The Spell of Sleeping Beauty'

July 3, 2012

Traci Gaydos, director of marketing, Department of Theatre, 319-273-6387,

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


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Sturgis Youth Theatre, a program of the University of Northern Iowa Department of Theatre, is offering a production of "The Spell of Sleeping Beauty." The production will play from July 19 through July 22, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre.

Students in fourth grade and higher are participating in a theatre camp. The production tells the story of a princess, an unhappy royal fairy, a spinning wheel and a prince who saves the day. The production is directed by Gretta Berghammer, professor of drama and theatre for youth at UNI.

The Sturgis Youth Theatre was founded in 1999 by Berghammer and was created to provide quality productions, meaningful production experiences and varied theatre study opportunities for youth in Cedar Falls and the surrounding communities.

Performances will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 19; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, July 20; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, July 21; and 2 p.m., Sunday, July 22. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased by calling the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 319-273-6381 or online at