Strayer-Wood Theatre to present ‘The Aliens’ this October

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present "The Aliens" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 28, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 29. Performances will take place in the Bertha Martin Theatre located in the Strayer-Wood Theatre complex on the University of Northern Iowa campus.  

The show features three actors; the lives of three young outsiders intersect in the grubby backyard of a Vermont coffeehouse. "The Aliens" is a delicate and subtly observed drama chronicling the characters' struggles to survive, connect and find meaning in their lives. Written by Annie Baker, whose other works include "The Flick," "John" and "Circle Mirror Transformation." This play contains mature content (14+) and simulated smoking using vaporized non-tobacco products.

Directing the show is associate professor of theatre Richard Glockner. Scenic design is by Ron Koinzan and costume design is by Amy Rohrberg, both professors in the UNI theatre department. Senior student Megan Coffel is the lighting designer, and junior student Sky Bradley is the sound designer.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Strayer-Wood Theatre at 319-273-4TIX (4849), or visit For more information, contact Eric Lange, artistic director at the Strayer-Wood Theatre, at 319-273-6833 or


Eric Lange, artistic director, Theatre UNI, 319-273-6833,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,