Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 7:00 pm to Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 2:00 pm
TheatreUNI’s first production for the 2021-2022 season is A Small Pair of Feet in the Middle of the Sea by Kit Steinkeller. This “whimsical drama” is a radical retelling of the Greek myth of Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun. At times silly and at times somber, A Small Pair of Feet... is a lyrical look at what it means to find love in remarkable circumstances and an examination of who deserves second chances. Outdoor performances only for the safety of our audiences!
Outdoor seating options: Chairs on risers: $15; Seated on steps (cushions available) $10; Be a groundling - bring a blanket! $6
Let’s get fired up! This is where the good times roar with excitement as Panther fans gather this Homecoming from across campus, across the state, and across the nation to cheer on our teams for victory! No reservation is needed for this event!
Made to Teach 2021 gives prospective students and family members the opportunity to explore the world of teaching where teachers are made: the University of Northern Iowa. This special visit day includes an opening panel with current students and alumni who are practicing professionals. New this year: three workshop options where you can choose from among 25 topics and hear from faculty and staff from across UNI. Get a sense of what it means to teach and be a teacher. Explore your possibilities with UNI Teacher Education.
Join us for the annual Coffee Crawl in honor of International Coffee Day! Sample different coffee flavors by exploring our featured brands across campus. Enter for your chance to win COFFEE FOR A YEAR. Download the GooseChase app to play along; enter game code: D7R1XD. Coffee Crawl schedule:
Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at 12 noon at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public.
TheatreUNI will present “A Small Pair of Feet in the Middle of the Sea” by Kit Steinkeller at 7 p.m., Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 and on Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Arts Triangle Courtyard on the University of Northern Iowa campus.
“A Small Pair of Feet in the Middle of the Sea” is a “deconstruction” of the Greek myth of Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun, written by Kit Steinkeller (the creator of the television series “Sorry for Your Loss”). Described by the author as a “whimsical drama,” the play, at times deeply silly and at times very sad, asks questions about the essential nature of truth, the lies we tell ourselves and the enduring power of story and myth.
“A Small Pair of Feet” is the first offering of TheatreUNI’s 2021-2022 season and the first live theatre production since the start of the pandemic. The production is directed by Matthew James Weedman, associate professor of performance. Scenic design is by Mark Parrott, associate professor of design, and costume design is by Megan Gilchrist, a senior design and production student. Lighting design is by Ron Koinzen and the production stage manager is Olivia McQuerry. This play will be produced outdoors.
Tickets are $15 for chairs, $10 for stair seats (cushions available), $6 for ground seats (bring your own blanket) and free for UNI students with their student ID. Tickets can be purchased from the UNITix website and at the UNItix counter in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.
For more information, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 319-273-6381 or visit www.uni.edu/theatre/.
Kick-off LGBTQ+ History Month with a film screening of the award-winning documentary, "Cured," which follows the 1970s campaign to homosexuality from the APA's list of mental illnesses. Hosted by Gender & Sexuality Services and Film Appreciation Club.
Spotlight Series Concert: Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 7:30 pm
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Danny Galyen, the Wind Ensemble will offer a shared concert with the Symphonic Band, conducted by Justin Mertz. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Bench: A Play in One Act at UNI Interpreters Theatre
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Bench: A Play in One Act, Written and Directed by Jacob Westpfahl UNI Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 040 The bombs have been dropped, and now you are stuck with the last person you would want to be trapped with waiting for help. It was a lovely day in the park. Now you have to talk. Remember those conversations you should have had? Now's your chance. Whether you like it or not, for better or for worse. Awkward silences and cold shoulders abound. It's going to get weird. A play in One Act.