FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  Date: September 14, 2001

Contact: Kevin Evans, (217) 206-6150

Comedian Sandra Bernhard cancels performance at Sangamon Auditorium

SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium has been notified that due to Tuesday’s tragic events, Sandra Bernhard has cancelled all performances and personal engagements including her current tour of “Because I Said So…Straight Talk from Ms. Sandra,” which was scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, September 21, at the auditorium. There are no immediate plans to reschedule this show and there will not be a substitute show on September 21.

Patrons currently holding tickets for Bernhard’s show have already received a credit on their Sangamon Auditorium ticket account that can be used toward any future performance. Individuals can also contact the auditorium ticket office at (217) 206-6160 or (800) 207-6960 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to make alternative arrangements.