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Nate Jenkins plays Andrew Aguecheek alongside Ronald Keaton as Sir Tony Belch in USI Theatres Twelfth Night: or, What You Will. The two actors made the audience laugh out loud through the entire show.

Humorous characters steal the show in USI Theatre’s “Twelfth Night”

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor April 26, 2022

USI Theatre has concluded its final show of the season, “The Twelfth Night: or, What You Will.” I have loved all of USI Theatre’s performances to date, so I was looking forward to a fantastic show...

Rue grows emotional while watching Lexis play. Euphoria season 2 lacks depth compared to season 1 but still remains entertaining.

“Euphoria” goes from addiction commentary to catfights

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor March 3, 2022

Season two of “Euphoria” turned everything I thought about the show on its head and left me with more questions than answers. I watched all of “Euphoria” for the first time last weekend, wanting...

Callie and Sara spending time together in Callie’s apartment. Don’t miss the last showing of “Stop Kiss” on February 20th.

USI Theatre’s “Stop Kiss” is an unforgettable performance

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor February 19, 2022

How does a moment change your life? How can a seemingly harmless decision cause a chain of cruelty? What happens when life as you know it comes to a dead stop? These are the questions “Stop Kiss” prompts...

Students film The Laramie Project at The Rooftop Food and Drinks on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The theater department adapted the play to film because it required multiple set changes.

Theater students film the theater’s first movie

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 1, 2021

Students film the theater program's first on-location production.  “The Laramie Project” is set to premiere on April 15 and will be available until April 22. Students, faculty and staff can purchase...

USI Theaters 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Coming of age story to illustrate resilience

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...

Christina Hauger (Thalia), Jim Hunter (Tim), Melissa Henning (Sonia) and Devin Victoria McBride (Charlotte) rehearse a scene from The Conversation of the Keys. Hunter is also directing the play.

The curious case of love

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...

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