University of Southern Indiana Theatre will open its 2019-20 season with the new comedy The Revolutionists, written by Lauren Gunderson. The production runs October 3-6 in the USI Performance Center located in University Center East on USI’s campus.
Directed by Eric Altheide, associate professor of theatre, The Revolutionists tells the story of four real-life women who lived during the time of the French Revolution: Olympe de Gouges, Charlotte Corday, Marie Antoinette, and Marianne Angelle. Despite its hilarity, the play focuses on themes that are still all too relevant for today's world - activism, violence, feminism, legacy, and the ever pressing question: how do we actually change the world?
Altheide will be joined by a design team including USI faculty member Paul Weimer as scenic designer; USI staff member Andy Hammond as technical designer; USI faculty member Shan Jensen as costume designer; USI student Eli Young as sound designer; USI student Rafael Gonzalez III as lighting designer; and USI student Jason Merslich as production stage manager.
The cast of The Revolutionists includes USI students Cheyenne Welte, Jesmelia Williams, Kaitlyn Kearschner, and Gabriella Rivera.
Tickets are $2 for USI students, $10 for USI employees, $4 for non-USI students (student ID required), $10 for seniors (60+), and $12 for adults. Shows start at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. To purchase tickets or for more information visit USI Theatre or call the box office at 812-465-1635. Follow us on Facebook at USITheatre and NewHarmonyTheatre, Twitter @TheatreUSI, and Instagram @USI_theatre for updates and photos.
Tickets are also now on sale for the rest of the 2019-20 season. Join us for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Elliot Wasserman and running November 14-17, 2019. Brighton Beach Memoirs, the 2020 Repertory Project co-produced by USI Theatre and New Harmony, runs from February 13-16, 2020. Brighton Beach Memoirs will feature professional Equity actors and stage management. The second spring show will be the comedy Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Eric Altheide from April 16-19, 2020. For more information on the remainder of the USI Theatre season visit USI.edu/liberal-arts/usi-theatre or call 812-465-1635.
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