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‘Fiscal responsibility’ factored into theatre shutdown

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Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 4, 2020

It has been three months since the university has announced that they discontinued the New Harmony Theatre program and people are trying to move past the decision. Elliot Wasserman, chair of the performing arts department and former artistic director for the New Harmony Theatre, said the program ending...

Students react to theatre closing

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Rhonda Wheeler and Hayden Olberding

January 28, 2020

For some, the New Harmony Theatre was more than just a thespian experience. It was an educational experience, an opportunity for professional growth and a step into a new world of theatre. With USI’s announcement in November that it would discontinue the Theatre, the door has shut on tha...

Global Crossroads festival to return

University and Evansville communities gathered at New Harmony for the Global Crossroads Multicultural Festival Saturday afternoon. The festival highlighted the diversity of the university and the surrounding area.

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

The Global Crossroads festival put on by the university and Historic New Harmony will return for the fifth year in a row from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in New Harmony. Attendees will experience a celebration of diverse cultures through many mediums including live music, food, dances and more. ...

Theatre season include three plays, one musical

Gabi Wy

August 19, 2015

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...

Risque musical to show at Performance Center, includes Broadway vet

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Megan Thorne

July 9, 2015

For Eugene Gwozdz, learning the music for New Harmony Theatre’s upcoming production was like blast from the past. The musician will once again produce tunes for a musical that really bares it all more than a decade after its curtains closed on Broadway. “The Full Monty” will make its way ...

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