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USI Theater’s ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ hilarious, utterly sincere

USI Theater's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' hilarious, utterly sincere

Emma Corry, Feature Editor

February 25, 2020

Growing up can be trying for any young teen. It’s even harder if you’re a Jewish-Polish teen living in 1930s Brooklyn.  The Great Depression and an inevitable world war can’t compare to the greatest challenge of all: your own family. “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon was USI Thea...

Play to challenge societal stereotypes

Play to challenge societal stereotypes

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 12, 2019

The Shield interviewed Otto Mullins, a junior theatre arts performance major, about the upcoming production of “Pygmalion,” which will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and at 2 p.m Feb. 17. The Shield: What is your role in the show? Mullins: I am Alfred Doolittle. So, I am the father of the ...

Progressive play on the way

Progressive play on the way

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018

USI theatre is entering new territory with a story of mental health from the upcoming production of “Standing on my Knees” by John Olive. The show will play in the Mallette Theatre March 22-24 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are free, but seating is limited. “Standing on my Knees” follows the story...

‘This is beyond us’

'This is beyond us'

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 14, 2017

Megan Thorne Ashleigh Dulik said so many people in society are asleep at the wheel. “There is so much happening in the world today,” the senior theatre performance major said. “The times we live in now, the way people treat each other now, is not what we want, but hopefully through our perform...

Coming of age story to illustrate resilience

Ernestine Crump (freshman Jesmelia Williams) and Ermina Crump (freshman Jada Alexia Hampton) are hesitant to shake Gerte Schulte’s (junior Hannah Michelle) hand.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

February 15, 2017

As the production nears, The Shield spoke with guest director Ron Himes about working on USI Theatre’s “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” and the meaning of the play in today’s America. Himes is the founder and producing director of The Black Rep, a theatre company in St. Louis, as well as a mem...

The curious case of love

Christina Hauger (Thalia), Jim Hunter (Tim), Melissa Henning (Sonia) and Devin Victoria McBride (Charlotte) rehearse a scene from

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

September 1, 2016

Evansville Civic Theatre’s main stage is usually reserved for family friendly plays, but their next production is anything but. Instructor in English Alice Shen kicks off the Civic Theatre’s Underground Series with her play “The Conversation About the Keys.” The production contains adult language, open flame, and simulated alcohol and ci...

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