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Freshman overcomes adversity

Freshman overcomes adversity

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 9
Filed under Features

Immediately after high school graduation, Clifton Jett’s mother sat down with her son and asked if he wanted to pursue college. “I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the second grade and was held back,” Jett said. “Since then, I’ve struggled academically. I decided to come to college be...

New Harmony Gallery features theater masks

New Harmony Gallery features theater masks

Taylor Hall, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Features

After making theater masks for more than 20 years, Jonathan Becker’s works will be on display at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. “It always feels great to be recognized for the work I’ve done. I was deeply flattered to have been asked to display work at the gallery. I have only had...

‘Mr. Burns’ lacking crucial spark

‘Mr. Burns’ lacking crucial spark

Gavin Gaddis, Staff writer
November 19
Filed under Reviews

Mr. Burns: a post-electric play is, in a word, problematic. Set mere weeks after a virus wipes away most of humanity, “Mr. Burns” opens with several survivors sitting around a campfire reminiscing about an episode of “The Simpsons,” distracting themselves from fears of nuclear fallout....

More than a T-Shirt member

More than a T-Shirt member

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
August 24
Filed under Features

Freshman Clifton Jett wanted to join “everything” college had to offer. The day before classes started, he spoke at the first Christian service offered by university Religious Life. He feels he belongs at the multicultural center, and as a theatre major, he’s auditioning for his first U...

Theatre season include three plays, one musical

Gabi Wy
August 19
Filed under News Briefs

The university’s theatre program posted the four productions lined up for the 2015-2016 season on their website. Oct. 15-18 USI Theatre will present “Grapes of Wrath,” a play by Frank Galati based on the novel by John Steinbeck. “Grapes” is set during the Great Depression and fol...

‘Sesame Street’ for grown-ups

Meredith Harris
April 10
Filed under News

Kate, who has been out of school for a couple years and is a kindergarten teaching assistant, is sweet, sassy, honest and caring, said Emily Durchholz, senior theatre arts major. According to Durchholz, Kate’s dream is to open up her own school for monsters. Kate happens to be Kate Monster, a monster puppet p...

Production sheds light on history, racism

Ariana Beedie
February 27
Filed under News

The theatre department recently put on an emotionally high production about race, rioting and history. Written by Anna Deavere Smith in 1992, the play “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” is set in Los Angeles and consists of a set of monologues describing different experiences and perceptions of the ...

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