The Crucible

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One of the highlights of my time at New Harmony Theatre and the University of Southern Indiana was our annual repertory project, a co-production between the professional theatre and the university. THE CRUCIBLE was our first joint project. Staged in the round, with a cast of over twenty, in a 99-seat black box, it truly […]

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Amadeus

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A fun staging moment in New Harmony Theatre’s AMADEUS, with the opera audience onstage, that takes advantage of Tijana Bjelejac’s fluid, possibility-rich design.

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The Glass Menagerie

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Amanda Wingfield in high-flying jonquil mode. Joy Franz, celebrated for her roles in the legendary Broadway musical productions of Company, Pippin, and Into the Woods, is also a terrific dramatic actress–and a giving collaborator. She gave a shattering performance. Expert work from Marvell company member Markus Potter as the Gentleman Caller and Loren Dunn, looking […]

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Spring’s Awakening

A faculty meeting, just like any other faculty meeting. SPRING’S AWAKENING. Seen here, from left to right, are Geddeth Smith, Thomas Benton, John Ramaine, Angus Hepburn, and at the window, George Kennedy. Amazing actors all, playing tricky material truthfully.

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The Mother and The Bride

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This encounter — a climactic confrontation between The Mother and and The Bride in a generations-long blood feud — was one of my favorite moments in Marvell Rep’s production of Blood Wedding. Lorraine Serabian and Evgeniya Radilova (as The Mother and The Bride) played with passion and intensity.

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Guys and Dolls

The dynamite cast of GUYS AND DOLLS at New Harmony Theatre. Their talent, ardor and brio were so irresistible, I went to see every performance! The Courier-Press, Evansville’s paper, called this one of the best productions in a decade.

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The School for Scandal

Lady Sneerwell and her minion, Snake, stir up scandal in the first scene of Sheridan’s masterpiece. Joy Franz and Chad Sweet played this material truthfully, and were therefore deliciously funny, and quite seductive.

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