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‘Pygmalion’ great social commentary, mediocre love story

‘Pygmalion’ great social commentary, mediocre love story

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Reviews

Once upon a time, I went to see a five-act play condensed into two, and so begins our story. “Pygmalion” was craftily done. From costume, to set, to the slightest mannerisms of each character, there was a purpose to each and every aspect of the show. I am always impressed by the ability ...

Play to challenge societal stereotypes

Play to challenge societal stereotypes

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 12, 2019


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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 ...

Trustees approve sale of old theatre properties

Trustees approve sale of old theatre properties

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 27, 2018


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The university Board of Trustees approved the sale of the former USI Theatre scene shop and costume shop at it's meeting April 27. The property located at 96 North Barker Avenue in Evansville will be sold following a sealed bid auction. The building has been mostly vacant since the opening of the Performance Ce...

Old theatre properties to be auctioned off

Old theatre properties to be auctioned off

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 23, 2018


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The aged walls of the former Indiana State University - Evansville Playhouse on the westside of the city quietly blended in the with the backdrop of homes straddling Iglehart Avenue. The Playhouse was built in 1950, with both the church and home across the street built in 1945. The Catholic Dioc...

What goes around comes around

What goes around comes around

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

February 16, 2018


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The revolving door in the Performance Center does not perform. The university has no clear timeline as to when it will be fixed after remaining inoperable for over a month. Construction Project Manager Gary Burgdorf said that revolving door has caused problems since the Performance Center was ...

USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

August 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Video

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...

Freshman overcomes adversity

Freshman overcomes adversity

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

February 9, 2017


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Immediately after high school graduation, Clifton Jett’s mother sat down with her son and asked if he wanted to pursue college. “I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the second grade and was held back,” Jett said. “Since then, I’ve struggled academically. I decided to come to college be...

New Harmony Gallery features theater masks

New Harmony Gallery features theater masks

Taylor Hall, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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After making theater masks for more than 20 years, Jonathan Becker’s works will be on display at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. “It always feels great to be recognized for the work I’ve done. I was deeply flattered to have been asked to display work at the gallery. I have only had...

‘Mr. Burns’ lacking crucial spark

‘Mr. Burns’ lacking crucial spark

Gavin Gaddis, Staff writer

November 19, 2016


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Mr. Burns: a post-electric play is, in a word, problematic. Set mere weeks after a virus wipes away most of humanity, “Mr. Burns” opens with several survivors sitting around a campfire reminiscing about an episode of “The Simpsons,” distracting themselves from fears of nuclear fallout....

More than a T-Shirt member

More than a T-Shirt member

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 24, 2016


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Freshman Clifton Jett wanted to join “everything” college had to offer. The day before classes started, he spoke at the first Christian service offered by university Religious Life. He feels he belongs at the multicultural center, and as a theatre major, he’s auditioning for his first U...

Theatre season include three plays, one musical

Gabi Wy

August 19, 2015


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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...

‘Sesame Street’ for grown-ups

Meredith Harris

April 10, 2013


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Kate, who has been out of school for a couple years and is a kindergarten teaching assistant, is sweet, sassy, honest and caring, said Emily Durchholz, senior theatre arts major. According to Durchholz, Kate’s dream is to open up her own school for monsters. Kate happens to be Kate Monster, a monster puppet p...

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