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Play to combine steampunk with classic Shakespeare comedy

Play to combine steampunk with classic Shakespeare comedy

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 5, 2019

Easton Crisp wears heelys when he plays Puck for the upcoming USI Theatre production of William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  The sophomore theatre major had never worn heelys before he began wearing them after the second or third rehearsal. Crisp would practice with them whenever...

Theatre students dress “The Revolutionists”

Theatre students dress “The Revolutionists”

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 1, 2019

Dara Turner had an obsession with costumes from an early age. The senior photography major could recognize what time period a film took place based on the costumes. Turner is the wardrobe supervisor for USI Theatre’s first play of the season “The Revolutions.” She and her team help the actors ...

Play to bring comedy to French Revolution

Play to bring comedy to French Revolution

Susanna Taylor, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Eric Altheide said USI Theatre’s upcoming play, “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson, is funny, intelligent and timely. “It centers around the struggle of women to get their voices heard in a world that focuses on fighting and not listening,” The director and associate professor of theatre ...

USI Theatre opens season with ‘The Revolutionists.’

Megan Thorne, Managing Editor

September 10, 2019

The University of Southern Indiana Theatre will open its season with “The Revolutionists,” a new comedy written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Eric Altheide, associate professor of theatre. “The Revolutionists,” tells the story of four real-life women who lived during the time of the Fre...

“First Date” to feature contemporary love

“First Date” to feature contemporary love

Sydney Stocksdale, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

The Shield interviewed Jacelyn Stewart, a junior theater arts major, who will be performing in the upcoming production “First Date,” which will take place at 7:00 p.m Thursday-Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Performance Center. The event is free to USI students one hour before show based on availa...

Please mind the people behind the curtain

Please mind the people behind the curtain

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Rafael Gonzalez just happened to fall into theatre. The junior theatre major was the lighting designer for the USI Theatre Department’s production of “Pygmalion.” This was his first time designing the lighting for a show in the performance center after he was the lighting designer for the...

‘Pygmalion’ great social commentary, mediocre love story

‘Pygmalion’ great social commentary, mediocre love story

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 19, 2019

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

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 ...

‘We are storytellers’

‘We are storytellers’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 8, 2019

At the beginning of the fall semester, Assistant Professor of Theatre Maya Fein asked her students in the public relations lab how they could showcase their department. Parker Dean wasted no time raising his hand and enthusiastically telling the group how fun it could be to interview the prof...

Theatre season opens with strong performance

Theatre season opens with strong performance

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

The university’s theatre held its first production of the season this weekend with the play “The Dog in the Manger.” The romantic comedy was set in royal 17th century Spain, and was filled with many fun characters that had me laughing at the ridiculous schemes and jokes. The play quickly ca...

Play to showcase painful, hillarious love triangle

Play to showcase painful, hillarious love triangle

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Whether Jason Merslich is doing ordinary tasks like washing dishes or walking to class, he is constantly reciting his lines for his upcoming performance in “The Dog in the Manger.” “I look like a crazy person because I’m just always talking to myself,” the junior theatre major said. ...

The beauty of relationships

The beauty of relationships

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

Bev Jones Hadin Hart said that many of the motivations in fairy tales can be black and white. “This play it is gray,” the freshman theatre major said  “Everything is not what we are used to. It relates more to everyday life and to college students.” USI Theatre will be ending th...

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