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The current production at the IU’s Wells Metz Theatre is Sarah Ruhl’s comedy The Clean House in a smartly designed and acted production.
“The Singing Hoosiers isn’t like a class it’s like hanging out with your friends,” says IU Senior and Student Manager Anne Litchfield. Litchfield has been a member of the group directed by Professor Michael Schwartzkopf since she was a freshman.
Suzan-Lori Parks “The America Play” s hard to describe. In some places it feels like a dream play in other sections a piece of absurdist drama.
From the IU Theatre production of "The America Play," George Walker talks to actor Jamaal McCray about playing the Foundling Father, a character who makes his living re enacting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. And director Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe discusses Suzan-Lori Parks feeling that history is a vibrant living thing that echoes in both our past and our present .
“An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde is the current offering at IU’s Ruth N. Halls Theatre. The sets by Seamus Bourne are creatively designed and varied. Erica Gries’s costuming is beautifully done and executed. Laura Kramer’s original music with Liz Replogle’s sound design add just the right thematic touches. Fontaine Syers’ direction is clear, crisp […]
At Indiana University theater department, where students are taught how to act, sing, and dance, they also learn how to fight on stage and in front of a camera. WFIU's Adam Schwartz visited a stage combat class to learn the secrets of making fake violence look and sound real.
"Marisol" at the Wells-Metz Theatre is Puerto Rican born playwright Jose Rivera's Obie Award winning surreal account of a young Puerto Rican woman's post apocalyptic odyssey in a tidily marshaled production directed by Sabrina Lloyd.
“The Wild Party “at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre is a musical based on a jazzy book length poem by New Yorker managing editor Joseph Moncure March. When I tell you that the poem inspired William Burroughs to become a writer and the graphic novelist Art Spiegelman to do a set of illustrations, you’ve got a pretty […]