The Shield

“First Date” to feature contemporary love

Sydney Stocksdale, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

The Shield interviewed Jacelyn Stewart, a junior theater arts major, who will be performing in the upcoming production “First Date,” which will take place at 7:00 p.m Thursday-Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Performance Center. The event is free to USI students one hour before show based on availa...

“Hadestown” making its way to Broadway

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018

Every once and a while, there’s a new piece of media that takes an old concept and turns it on its head. It uses that old concept to reflect many of the fears and desires felt by the people of today. In 2010, Anaïs Mitchell released a concept album called “Hadestown.” The album was a folk ...

The beauty of relationships

The beauty of relationships

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

Bev Jones Hadin Hart said that many of the motivations in fairy tales can be black and white. “This play it is gray,” the freshman theatre major said  “Everything is not what we are used to. It relates more to everyday life and to college students.” USI Theatre will be ending th...

Broadway, take notes

Broadway, take notes

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

Joel Kramer Musicals have been an important source of entertainment in America for many decades. With phenomenal soundtracks, passionate performances, and important themes addressed in memorable and moving ways, it’s no surprise that there is a street in NYC dedicated to countless musicals and g...

Actresses find themselves in Little Women

Katie Jones (Amy March), Morgan Book (Meg March) and Maggie Browne (Beth March) huddle around Jacelyn Stewart (Jo March) as she tells them her plan to make everything better again for their family, during rehearsal for “Little Women” Tuesday evening in the Performance Center.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

April 19, 2017

Through the struggle of her own boyfriend being deployed, Morgan Book channels her emotion in “Little Women” as the romantic Meg, engaged to a man who goes off to war. “When we did the duet between Meg and Mr. Brook that first night of rehearsals, I cried through the whole thing,” the sophomo...

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