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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...

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