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Ogle Center and theatre department transition to new model for COVID-19

Professor Ashley Wallace teaches her Acting One course in the Robinson Theater, which has been reformatted for COVID-19. Each student has their own six foot circle to move and act in, with the stage allowing for a group of up to twelve students to share the space while still practicing physical distancing. Here the students are performing a cold read of their upcoming final scenes.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the Ogle Center and IUS theatre department underwent serious changes
November 11, 2020

Though COVID-19 seems to have drained the life from most of the buildings on campus, the Ogle Center still has a quiet thrum of energy beneath the surface as the theatre department continues as normally...

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brings comedic twists to IU Southeast Theater Department’s 2019-2020 season

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brings comedic twists to IU Southeast Theater Department’s 2019-2020 season
IUS theater department’s latest performance of the season is a comedic play written by Christopher Durang
February 26, 2020

IU Southeast Theater Department’s production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brought comedy, Chekhov references and great characterization to the stage when performances began running in...

Pack your load and come down the road on Madison Theatre’s historic “Holiday Inn” journey

Pack your load and come down the road on Madison Theatre’s historic “Holiday Inn” journey
Madison Consolidated High School is the first high school in Indiana to produce Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn”
November 18, 2019

The actors and directors of Madison Theatre spent the past two months working on their historic production of “Holiday Inn” at the North Madison Christian Church located in the small town of Madison,...

Sherlock Holmes is back on the case for “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”

Sherlock Holmes is back on the case for “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”
Derby Dinner Playhouse’s latest production is a comedic twist on a classic Sherlock Holmes mystery
October 21, 2019

Fans of mystery and comedy alike would be pleased by Derby Dinner Playhouse’s production of “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.” The play was written by Ken Ludwig and it is based on Sir Arthur...

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is equal parts enjoyable and endearing

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is equal parts enjoyable and endearing
The sequel ten years in the making features on-brand humor and over-the-top zombie kills
October 21, 2019

Full of self-awareness and gruesome-yet-satisfying zombie kills, 2019’s “Zombieland: Double Tap” is a solid film that recaptures the charm of its predecessor. A decade after 2009’s hit horror-comedy...

“Hamilton” revolutionizes American theater and storytelling

“Hamilton” revolutionizes American theater and storytelling
For the first time in Louisville, “Hamilton” brings an unparalleled performance of high energy and emotion at the Kentucky Center for the Arts
June 24, 2019

The buzz around Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” is inescapable, but it was especially difficult to miss when it came to Louisville for the first time in June to the Kentucky Center for the Arts. The...

Backtrack rocks the Ogle Center

Members of the a capella group Backtrack (left to right): Johnny Buffalo (beatbox), Mallory Moser (soprano), Jojo Otseidu (bass), Mike Hinkle (tenor), Melissa Jordano (alto)
New York a capella group performs at IUS
April 15, 2019

Backtrack, an award-winning acapella group based in New York City, visited the Ogle Center on their Midwestern tour. They cover a variety of genres, from pop to Motown to classical, as well as original...

‘The Grinch’ is a visual spectacle

'The Grinch' is a visual spectacle
While the latest retelling of Dr. Seuss’s timeless tale is pleasing to the eye, some narrative choices and vocal performances weigh it down
November 17, 2018

This year’s adaption of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is made by Illumination, the studio that brought us “Despicable Me” and “Secret Life of Pets.” Benedict Cumberbatch...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: A Magical Two-Hour Slog

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald': A Magical Two-Hour Slog
The second installment of J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” series features top-notch action and visual effects, but the bloated run time and myriad of subplots taint its magic
November 17, 2018

It’s hard to deny the cultural significance of the Harry Potter series: books, movies, video games, merchandise and theme park rides all exist in its name. J.K. Rowling is well-aware of this, as “Fantastic...

Bohemian Rhapsody is a safe and often shallow biopic

Rami Malek stars as Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury.
A playlist of Queen’s greatest hits does little to overcome the confusing pacing and corny one-liners
November 7, 2018

Rami Malek stars in the much-anticipated “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the 2018 biopic of iconic rock band, Queen. The film follows Mercury and the rest of Queen — Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon...

The Haunting of Hill House is Eerie in All the Best Ways

The Haunting of Hill House is Eerie in All the Best Ways
Netflix raises the bar for its original series
November 2, 2018

How can a story about a haunted house be fresh and interesting? The haunting has to mean something and we have to care about the characters who may or may not be picked off by a malevolent house. Director...

Halloween is a Disappointment 40 Years in the Making

Halloween is a Disappointment 40 Years in the Making
This update of the classic slasher franchise fails to clear the low bar set by its predecessors
October 25, 2018

The original Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, is one of the most revered and influential films in the horror genre. It is credited with introducing the “final girl” trope, in which the last woman...

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