The university’s theatre program posted the four productions lined up for the 2015-2016 season on their website.
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.
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.
In cooperation with New Harmony Theatre, USI will present “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard.
Wasserman will direct the contemporary, philosophy-infused play.
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.