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Abby Sink, a staff writer, holds her program for Anastasia at the Old National Events Plaza Nov. 11. Sink watched the live performance of Anastasia by the Broadway national tour.

“Anastasia” stuns at Evansville Old National Events Plaza

Abby Sink, Staff Writer December 2, 2021

The silence of the theater echoes as a man stands on stage left. Hope fills his eyes, but the somberness of his stature reveals his lack of confidence. To his right, a trio stands preparing to flee to...

Evelyn Pigman working on the costume for The Ghost of Christmas Present. “A Christmas Carol” is USI Theatre’s first large scale in-person production since COVID-19.

Behind the Scenes: USI Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor November 30, 2021

After seeing USI Theatre’s first Fall 2021 performance, “The Mad Ones,” with a cast of four, I was excited to see their upcoming first large-scale production since COVID-19, “A Christmas Carol.”...

Easton Crisp as Scrooge in USI’s “A Christmas Carol”. A Christmas Carol opened on November 18.

USI theater gives new life to holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor November 30, 2021

The children were singing, the large audience was laughing, the lights were expressive, the sound was strategic, the costumes were eloquent and the Christmas spirit was evident. USI Theatre’s sold-out...

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...

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...

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,...

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.

USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

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...

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...

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...

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...

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