Theatre season include three plays, one musical

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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 follows a family of tenant farmers.

Chair of the Performing Arts Department Elliot Wasserman will direct the production.

Nov. 19-22

USI Theatre will present “Tartuffe” by Molier, translated to English by Richard Wilbur.

Originally French, “Tartuffe” is a comedy first performed in 1664.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Eric Altheide will direct the play.

Feb. 18-21

In cooperation with New Harmony Theatre, USI will present “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard.

Wasserman will direct the contemporary, philosophy-infused play.

April 14-17

USI Theatre will present the musical production “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

“Putnam” was originally directed and produced on Broadway and is a comedy portraying six students competing in a spelling bee.

Altheide will direct the musical.

All four aforementioned productions will be in the university’s performance center in UC East.

 

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