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“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brings comedic twists to IU Southeast Theater Department’s 2019-2020 season

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brings comedic twists to IU Southeast Theater Department’s 2019-2020 season

Sydney Randall, News Editor

February 26, 2020

IU Southeast Theater Department’s production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brought comedy, Chekhov references and great characterization to the stage when performances began running in the Ogle Center on Friday, Feb. 21. The production was directed by Ashley Wallace, the visiting assi...

Derby Dinner Playhouse fires up audience with a “Disco Inferno,” dances the night away during its production of “Saturday Night Fever”

Derby Dinner Playhouse fires up audience with a “Disco Inferno,” dances the night away during its production of “Saturday Night Fever”

Sydney Randall, News Editor

February 22, 2020

Clarksville’s Derby Dinner Playhouse put on a powerhouse opening-night performance of “Saturday Night Fever” filled with excitement, energy and excellent dance moves to a full house on Thursday, Feb. 20.  Directed by Lee Buckholz, the musical starred Zach Perrin, Stephanie Inglese, Matt Pet...

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” marks the emotional end of the Skywalker era

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” marks the emotional end of the Skywalker era

Sydney Randall, News Editor

January 1, 2020

Audiences traveled to a galaxy far, far away this holiday season as “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” premiered on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. The film offered an emotional farewell to the original Skywalker saga through an ending that was over 40 years in the making. Both old and new fans of the “Star Wars”...

“The Laramie Project” is a raw and emotional theatrical take on a real-life tragedy

“The Laramie Project” is a raw and emotional theatrical take on a real-life tragedy

Sydney Randall, News Editor

December 17, 2019

In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student from Laramie, Wyoming, was murdered by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The events surrounding the tragedy were later written about in “The Laramie Project.” IU Southeast’s Theater Department hosted a production of Moisés Kaufma...

“Knives Out” is full of twists, turns and terrific visuals

“Knives Out” is full of twists, turns and terrific visuals

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2019

Following the unexpected death of the dysfunctional Thrombey family’s patriarch Harlan Thrombey, an eccentric private investigator comes to the family’s estate to investigate whether Thrombey’s death was a suicide or if it was something much more sinister. Rian Johnson’s 2019 film “Knives...

Disney’s “The Lion King” is an incredible musical for all ages and backgrounds

Disney’s “The Lion King” is an incredible musical for all ages and backgrounds

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2019

The circle of life made its way to The Kentucky Center in Louisville from Oct. 30 - Nov. 17 during the 2019 North American tour of “The Lion King.” With over 100 million audience member’s world wide, the Broadway show has been touring for years. The environment of The Kentucky Center provided...

“The Lighthouse” is a remarkable piece of modern cinema

“The Lighthouse” is a remarkable piece of modern cinema

Bryce Shreve, Managing Editor

November 9, 2019

On a remote island off the coast of New England in the 1890s, two lighthouse keepers brave tough storms and tougher seagulls in 2019’s “The Lighthouse.” Packed with mounting tension, bleak humor and vivid cinematography, “The Lighthouse” is a must-see for fans of slow-burning horror. The...

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is a modern comedic take on all aspects of relationships

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is a modern comedic take on all aspects of relationships

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2019

Single people, dating couples and married couples alike can all relate to the comedic 21st century spin on the struggles of dating, marriage and having children in IU Southeast Theater’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The musical’s book and lyrics were written by...

“Joker” shocks critics and audiences with its twisted storyline

“Joker” shocks critics and audiences with its twisted storyline

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

The Joker is considered to be one of the most infamous criminals in Gotham City. The villain is known for being psychotic and being the mastermind behind the murder of Batman’s parents. The film is based on the DC Comics characters, and stars actor Joaquin Phoenix who plays the Joker. Released on...

Sherlock Holmes is back on the case for “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”

Sherlock Holmes is back on the case for “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2019

Fans of mystery and comedy alike would be pleased by Derby Dinner Playhouse’s production of “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.” The play was written by Ken Ludwig and it is based on Sir Arthur Conon Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novel “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” Sherlock Holmes was...

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is equal parts enjoyable and endearing

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is equal parts enjoyable and endearing

Bryce Shreve, Managing Editor

October 21, 2019

Full of self-awareness and gruesome-yet-satisfying zombie kills, 2019’s “Zombieland: Double Tap” is a solid film that recaptures the charm of its predecessor. A decade after 2009’s hit horror-comedy “Zombieland” earned over $100 million box office worldwide on a budget of $23 million,...

“IT: Chapter Two” is an almost perfect blend of horror and comedy

“IT: Chapter Two” is an almost perfect blend of horror and comedy

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2019

The city of Derry, Maine had to wait 27 years for Pennywise to return. However, viewers did not have to wait 27 years for the next installment of the “IT” franchise to come out. “IT: Chapter Two” premiered on September 6, 2019. Jessica Chastain (Beverly Marsh), James McAvoy (Bill Denbrough),...