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Damn Yankees

Book by George Abbot and Douglass Wallop
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Directed by Jim Hesselman


November 7, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
November 8, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
November 9, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
November 10, 2013 - 2:30 p.m.

November 14, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
November 15, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
November 16, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
November 17, 2013 - 2:30 p.m.

Ticket Information

Robinson Theater
Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center

$12 Adults
$6 Students
$6 Seniors
$6 IU Southeast Faculty & Staff

Tickets are available at the Ogle Center ticket office or by calling (812) 941-2525.


Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway classic Damn Yankees.

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.


“An all-hitter... a miracle of humorous invention”
—New York Times


theater imageThe Theatre program at Indiana University Southeast is committed to providing a wide variety of opportunities for students to explore and develop expertise in performance and design. All theatre majors are active participants in the Theatre Department's productions which serve as a laboratory for the major. Students are able to acquire skills and specialize in design, directing, and performance as they receive individualized attention and one to one interaction with the theatre faculty.

The program offers an intense course of study designed to give each student the opportunity to become an active member of the theatre community. Analysis and creative problem solving are cultivated as skills are acquired.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Theatre Major

All required courses in the theatre track must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Students may not use correspondence courses in theatre for academic credit. Students may take one theatre course through Metroversity per year, totaling no more than 4 Metroversity credit hours.

  • THTR-T 120 Acting I (3 cr. hrs.)
  • THTR-T 220 Acting II or THTR-T 320 Acting III
  • THTR-T 222 Voice for the Actor
  • THTR-T 225 Stagecraft I
  • A minimum of 3 credit hours from theatre design courses. Choose from:
    • THTR-T 230 Stage Costume & Technology I
    • THTR-T 326 Scene Design
    • THTR-T 335 Stage Lighting I
    • THTR-T 433 Costume Design
  • THTR-T 270 Introduction to History of Theatre I
  • THTR-T 271 Introduction to History of Theatre II
  • THTR-T 363 Modern Plays for Stage Interpretation
  • A minimum of 3 credit hours from dramatic literature courses. Choose from:
    • ENG-L 203, ENG-L 220, ENG-L 308, ENG-L 309, ENG-L 313, ENG-L 314, ENG-L 328, ENG-L363, ENG-L 365, ENG-L 366, or THTR-T 275
  • Nine (9) credit hours must be selected from courses in theatre at the 200-400 level
  • Six (6) credit hours in practical experience to be chosen as a combination of:
    • THTR-T 349 Speech and Theatre Practicum
    • THTR-T 385 Theatre Laboratory
  • Three (3) credit hours Senior Capstone Experience
    • Capstone Experience and Portfolio Review: Junior-level theatre-track majors within the Department of Communication must schedule a capstone experience to be completed during their senior year of study with a member of the Theatre faculty.

Theatre Minor

All course in the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

  • THTR-T 120 Acting I (3 cr. hrs.)
  • THTR-T 225 Stagecraft I
  • THTR-T 270 Introduction to History of Theatre I or THTR-T 271 Introduction to History of Theatre II
  • Six (6) credit hours to be selected from theatre courses above the 100 level

Rasmussen Scholarship Awards in the Performing Arts: Theatre


The Award: The one-year Rasmussen Theatre Awards provide qualified students with the equivalent of up to 15 credit hours of in-state tuition and fees. These awards, which are also available in music, are renewable for up to five years, provided that the student meets the obligations set forth in his/her award agreement. Applicants need not be Indiana state residents; however, the tuition and fee waiver cannot exceed that of 15 credit hours in-state per semester. Please note: residents of Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, Meade and Trimble counties in Kentucky are considered in-state residents.

Qualifications: Students who receive this award will be selected on the basis of their past participation and success in theatrical production or performance, their grades, the strength of their recommendations, their audition and/or portfolio presentation, and their commitment to participation in a broad range of theatre.

Information Requested: Applicants must provide

  1. The information requested on the required application form plus any additional material that the applicant considers relevant
  2. Official transcripts of high school and college level work
  3. A minimum of three letters of recommendation. One of these letters may pertain to general character but two should attest to the applicant's interest and capability in theatre production and/or performance.

This material should be sent directly to:

Theatre Department
Indiana University Southeast
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

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Audition/Interview Information: Students primarily interested in performance should prepare two brief audition selections (two to five minutes each). These may be solo or partnered, and the applicant's role should be memorized. Each selection should be introduced with a synopsis of essential information such as given circumstances and antecedent action.

Production or management-promotion students should prepare a resume of relevant experience and present, at the time of the interview, a portfolio of such things as photos, playbills, drawings, plans, logs, or other records of the individual's interests and accomplishments.

Obligations: Students who receive Rasmussen Theatre Awards will be expected to participate fully in IUS THEATRE activity in whatever capacity the theatre faculty deems appropriate. All recipients will be expected to participate in auditions at the beginning of each semester unless excused by the faculty; accept roles and/or production responsibilities assigned to them; meet rehearsal, production and performance commitments; aid in maintenance or recruitment or department development as needed. Recipients can expect a total time commitment of about 12-15 hours per week or about 100 hours per semester. They must avoid evening classes and commitments so they are free to rehearse and perform. All IUS Theatre productions take place in the state-of-the-art, Robinson Theater in the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center.

New Applicants

Complete an Application
Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013

To be considered for a Rasmussen Theatre Scholarship, you must submit the scholarship application and schedule a time for an audition and/or portfolio review. In addition to this application, students must also submit their most recent school transcript as well as three letters of recommendation (one letter may pertain to general character, but two should attest to the applicant's interest and capability in theatre production and/or performance. These materials should be sent directly to:

Theatre Department
OG 051
Indiana University Southeast
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Your application file will not be considered complete without a transcript and letters of recommendation.

The scholarship application can be filled out online, or you can download the application in PDF format.

Schedule An Audition

To request a time for you scholarship audition, fill out the online audition time request form, and select your first three choices for an audition time. You will receive a confirmation of your audition time by e-mail after we have received your scholarship application.

You may also schedule your audition by calling the Theatre Department at (812) 941-2655.

Current Rasmussen Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Renewal
Application Deadline: February 22, 2013

If you are a current Rasmussen Scholarship recipient, you must submit this application for renewal to the Theatre Department office by Friday, February 22, 2013.

NOTE: Rasmussen Theatre Scholarships are renewable up to four years. If you have had a Rasmussen Theatre Scholarship for four years, you are inelligible for renewal, regardless of class standing.

If you do not wish to submit this information online, you can download a PDF version of the renewal application and mail to the Theatre Department.

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Herb Caldwell
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Phone: (812) 941-2666
Office Location: OG 181
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Rebekkah J. Meixner-Hanks
Associate Professor of Theatre
Theatre Department Coordinator
Phone: (812) 941-2653
Office Location: OG 057
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James L. Hesselman
Assistant Professor of Theatre / Performance
Phone: (812) 941-2227
Office Location: OG 068
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Natalie C. Bowman
Adjunct Lecturer in Theatre
Costume Designer
Costume Shop Manager
Office Location: OG 058
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Gregory Maupin
Adjunct Lecturer in Theatre
Office Location: OG 058
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Ramona Morris
Adjunct Lecturer in Theatre
Office Location: OG 058
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