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Theater needs more attention, appreciation

Theater needs more attention, appreciation

Josie Jeffries, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Growing up, my family instilled a passion and love of theater into me.  One of the first musicals I saw as a child was “Rent,” a musical about a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and make a life in Lower Manhattan.  Some might say that’s not appropriate for a child...

USI Theater Students put on “Brighton Beach Memoirs” 

USI Theater Students put on “Brighton Beach Memoirs” 

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

USI continues its theater season with “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, a comedy play written by Neil Simon and directed by Elliot Wasserman. The play is a coming-of-age story about the main character, Eugene, a Polish-American Jewish teenage boy who is adjusting to life after the death of his father and ext...

USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

Junior philosophy and theatre major Andrea Morgan Doyle reads lines for one of the plays presented by the STAGEtwo Playwriting Workshop participants and community actors. Dale wrote a play that her fellow students performed at the event Friday evening.

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

August 5, 2017

When Andrea Morgan Dale heard her professor speak about Plato's “Symposium” and the philosophy of love last fall, she knew she had to write about it. "My play, 'The Philosophy of Love,' is about two philosophy professors who fall in love," the junior philosophy and theatre major said. "They debate...

Student makes directing debut

Student makes directing debut

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

October 19, 2016

Enjoli Drake will make her directing debut as she presents “In the Red and Brown Water” as this year’s student directed fall production. The Shield spoke with Drake to learn more about her first experience directing and the production. The Shield: How did the opportunity to direct a play come a...

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...

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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