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

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

Play to challenge societal stereotypes

Play to challenge societal stereotypes
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...

Progressive play on the way

Progressive play on the way
Production to focus on mental health
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...

‘This is beyond us’

'This is beyond us'
Wilder play modernized to make statement
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...

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.
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...

The curious case of love

Christina Hauger (Thalia), Jim Hunter (Tim), Melissa Henning (Sonia) and Devin Victoria McBride (Charlotte) rehearse a scene from
English faculty write, direct romantic comedy
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...

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