The University of Southern Indiana Theatre opens its 2014 spring season with the Greek tragedy Medea, by Robinson Jeffers and adapted from Euripides, running February 21-23 and 25-28 in the Mallette Studio Theatre in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center on USI’s campus.
The play is directed by Elliot Wasserman, chair of the Department of Performing Arts at USI. He will be joined by a faculty design team including Shan Jensen as costume designer, Eric Cope as lighting designer, Eric Voecks as projection designer, Cassandra Ireland Beaver as scenic designer, and USI student Daniel Harris as sound designer.
The cast includes USI students Presley Roy as Medea, Antonio King as Jason, Scott Cummings as Creon, Luke Bockelman as Aegeus, Jared Collins as the slave, Shawnte Gaston as the nurse, AJ Jones as the tutor, and Leigh Grimes, Taylor Kearschner, and Danielle Scott as the chorus. The two children, LillyBea Ireland and Seamus Lambert, are local and have been seen on stage at Evansville Civic Theatre, among others.
Tickets are $7 for USI students, $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors (60+) and non-USI students. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.usi.edu/theatre or call the box office at 812/465-1668.
The Repertory Project - a co-production of New Harmony Theatre and USI Theatre - will close out the spring season with Next to Normal with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. It will run April 4-13, and tickets are on sale now.