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UNISTA to present staged reading of 'Lysistrata'

February 25, 2003

Jade Bettin, UNISTA board president, (319) 266-3657
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's UNISTA (UNI Student Theatre Association), in conjunction with a world-wide peace campaign known as The Lysistrata Project, will present a staged reading of 'Lysistrata,' at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the Kamerick Art Building, Room 111.

'Lysistrata,' is a play by the Greek dramatist, Aristophanes, who lived from about 447 to 385 B.C. It tells the story of a group of women from opposing states who unite to end the Peloponnesian War. The reading is being presented in an effort to stand up for peace and protest the war on Iraq, according to Jade Bettin, UNISTA board president. As of Feb. 21, Bettin said there were 620 readings planned in 38 countries.

Admission is free and open to the public.