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Feb. 3, 2006

UI Gallery Production Feb. 16-19 Will Be A Morality Play With Loose Morals

The University Theatres Gallery series will present "The Humanities Division," by University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop graduate student Sean Lewis, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16-18, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 in Theatre B of the UI Theatre Building.

In "The Humanities Division" bombs go off in a sleepy college town, but they are not terrorist detonations. In this morality play with loose morals, they are the explosions that follow human choices and natural tragedies.

The play asks how much disaster can a relationship withstand? And how much disaster can one possibly benefit from? What is just and what is salvation? And who deserves either?

"The Humanities Division" was first presented in a reading during the Iowa New Play Festival last spring.

Admission is $6; UI student, senior citizen and youth $4. Tickets will be available at the door, one hour before each performance.

The production includes material of an adult nature. Potential audience members who are concerned about whether the play is appropriate for them should contact the Department of Theatre Arts, 319-335-2700, for additional information.

The Department of Theatre Arts is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Gallery series presents productions primarily by student playwrights and directors.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu