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“Bittersweet Hard Candy” brings levity to mundanity, isolation

“Bittersweet Hard Candy” brings levity to mundanity, isolation

IUS Theatre’s first mainstage production post-quarantine inspires laughs without skimping on emotional depth
Garland Noel, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

After a year of uncertainty, IU Southeast’s Robinson Stage is finally back in full swing with its first student-produced show in at least a decade.  Directed by Ashley Wallace and written by theatre...

Photo provided by Ashley Wallace.

“Bittersweet Hard Candy” prepares to sweeten up the IUS Theater Department’s season

Garland Noel, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

Snow hangs heavy on the air outside and the IUS campus is shut down almost entirely. A lonely stack of manuscripts sits in the lower entranceway to the Ogle Center, and while some were taken by students...

Charles Lauffer, an IUS senior majoring in theater.

Student-written play produced on main stage for first time in decade

Charles Lauffer’s play "Bittersweet Hard Candy" is to be produced on the Robinson Stage this spring
Garland Noel, Staff Reporter February 10, 2021

The scene shop is relatively packed. Ten or more people are rotating in and out, working on everything from carpentry to hot gluing glitter on fake flowers. There’s glitter everywhere, and while the...

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is one of the actors in the film. She envisioned the

“When We Gather: Together” a new film to inspire women

“When We Gather: Together,” is an art film that is inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris and her new role in office.
Allie Bedell, Staff Reporter February 1, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is honored with a new art film created by Codie Elaine to show the cleansing of the White House. It is called “When We Gather: Together” and is based on the unity of women...

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.

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

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the Ogle Center and IUS theatre department underwent serious changes
Garland Noel, Staff Writer 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
Sydney Randall, News Editor 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”
Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter 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
Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter 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
Bryce Shreve, Managing Editor 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
John Renfrow, Contributing Reporter 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...

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)

Backtrack rocks the Ogle Center

New York a capella group performs at IUS
Abby Bauerla, Staff Reporter 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
Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter 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...

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