Press Release for Monday, October 17, 2005

UNF Presents 'We Got Issues'

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

In honor of Celebration of Women in the Arts, the University of North Florida Women’s Center, Florida Center for Public and International Policy and Student Government present “We Got Issues,” a play by award-winning director and playwright Noble Lee Lester, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the UNF Robinson Theatre. Following the production, there will be a question and answer session with Lester. This event is free and open to the public.

“We Got Issues” is a comedy about three lonely ladies vacationing in Las Vegas who get thrown into a holding cell by casino security for fighting in a gambling mall check-out isle. As they wait for local police, a fight breaks out between a rich, bored Caucasian woman, a politically-minded African-American woman and wannabe starlet Puerto Rican woman. Once in jail, they belittle each other with cultural and racial improprieties. In the end, they become an odd, jet-set trio that travels the world together as the best of friends!

Lester is an accomplished and award-winning actor, director and educator. Hailing from New York City, Lester has worked with famous actors such as Samuel L. Jackson and Morgan Freeman. He has also participated in numerous dramatic roles for film, TV and theatre.

Visitors will need to stop by the parking booth, located off the St. Johns Bluff Road entrance, to purchase a $3 parking pass for the event.

For more information, contact Lauren Fuino at (904) 620-1270.