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USI Theatre cancels remainder of season

The cast of

Emma Corry, Features Editor

March 12, 2020

The USI Theatre Department’s upcoming productions of “Eclipsed” and “Little Shop of Horrors” have been canceled. Elliot Wasserman, chair of the performing arts department, confirmed to The Shield through email the remainder of the program’s 2019-2020 season has been canceled after the univer...

Local band “Tapestry” comes to campus

Local band

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

USI College of Liberal Arts hosts Evansville band, Tapestry on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Center and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the USI Foundation through generous donations. Tapestry is a five member rock band with classically trained singers. Some of the members lead classe...

Award-winning Hollywood Actress Comes to USI

Award-winning Hollywood Actress Comes to USI

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

The Performing Arts Department and the College of Liberal Arts will be welcoming award-winning actress Rutina Wesley to Evansville for the 2019 Community of Scholars Lecture.  The lecture will be held Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Center. Wesley will speak about her acting career and answer any quest...

Play to combine steampunk with classic Shakespeare comedy

Easton Crisp, a sophomore theatre major, and Jada Hampton, a senior theatre major, rehearse a scene.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 6, 2019

Easton Crisp wears heelys when he plays Puck for the upcoming USI Theatre production of William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  The sophomore theatre major had never worn heelys before he began wearing them after the second or third rehearsal. Crisp would practice with them whenever...

Setbacks delay revolving door removal

Setbacks delay revolving door removal

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

September 24, 2019

The revolving door in the Performance Center has been out of commission since 2016. Director of Facility Operations and Planning James Wolfe said they are working with an engineer to design a new entrance system and they’re going to take it out completely. Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture, the compa...

Sex, math and philosophy

Colin Culliver, Richard Price and Aimee Grace rehearse for “Arcadia,” Tuesday night which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-20.

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

The only thing that prevents mathematics and predictability from working is sex. This phrase taken from the upcoming USI Theatre production of “Arcadia” is the “truest thing anyone can say,” said Elliot Wasserman, the play’s director.

An all-American charity

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

December 2, 2015

Toby Keith and Albert Pujols attend Don Mattingly's fundraiser event Thursday a the USI Performance Center.

One-man show for piano inauguration

Nick Leighty

September 15, 2015

The university will be hosting two free performances of Philip Hayes Dean’s one-man show, Robeson, Sept. 22 and 23. The shows serve as a formal inauguration of a Steinway Concert Grand Piano custom-made for the University’s Performance Center. The productions are at 7:30 p.m. both days in the...

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...

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