University of Southern Indiana

Productions

We are excited to announce our fall 2020 and spring 2021 season!  All of these productions will be pre-recorded and then be made available in a "video on demand" format.  This means that you can watch our students perform any time, any where, from the comfort of your own home!  Please visit our ticket purchasing page (click here) for more details on how to purchase tickets and view the performances.

Songs For A New World
Video premieres October 15, 2020 and will be available through September 30, 2021
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Eric Altheide

"It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.

Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage.

With a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score that runs the gamut of today's popular music, Songs for a New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre." - MTIshows.com

It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play
Video available from December 16-23, 2020 [viewing and ticket purchase no longer available]
By Joe Landry
Directed by Elliot Wasserman

View playbill here!

"This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve." - Playscripts.com

The Laramie Project
Video available from April 15-22, 2021
by Moisés Kaufman
and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Eric Altheide

"In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable." - Dramatists.com

An Oedipus
dates TBD
Written and directed by Elliot Wasserman

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