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UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre to hold new celebration with 'First Friday' receptions

February 13, 2012

Traci Gaydos, director of marketing, Strayer-Wood Theatre, 319-273-6387,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre will hold celebrations following the first Friday performance of each of its productions this spring. Receptions will be held following the 7:30 p.m. performance of "Dying City" on Friday, Feb. 24, and following the 7:30 p.m. performance of "Bat Boy: The Musical," Friday, April 6. Celebrations will be held at the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

The inaugural "First Friday" event on Friday, Feb. 24 will include the announcement of the 2012-2013 season and recognition of UNI scholarship recipients. Advance purchase of tickets to the performance on all "First Fridays" is strongly encouraged.

"First Friday" is a new tradition designed to celebrate successes, blend UNI alumni, professionals, Stage, Inc. members and students and cultivate a community of theatergoers and supporters of the Strayer-Wood Theatre. This celebration will help develop a sense of community among Cedar Valley theatre lovers and practitioners, as well as provide Department of Theatre students a networking opportunity. Board members from Stage, Inc., the Strayer-Wood Theatre's Society of Theatrical Angels, Gallivants, and Enthusiasts, Incorporated, will be on hand to greet guests and share the benefits of Stage, Inc. membership.

For more information, contact Traci Gaydos, director of marketing at the Strayer-Wood Theatre, at 319-273-6387 or or call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 319-273-6381 or visit