University of Evansville


Shanklin Theatre's thrust stage design extends into the audience on three sides, creating a better connection with the performers.

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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Bankrupt aristocrats, the upwardly mobile son of a serf and the people who serve and depend upon them through their ups and downs have one thing in common in Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. They're all fools in a sad, wistful comedy of errors.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the University of Evansville Department of Theatre is selective, accepting students who have the academic credentials and creative talent necessary to succeed. With limited freshman admission, students benefit from close relationships with faculty and opportunities to participate in many productions. First-year and transfer students seeking admission to the Department of Theatre must make formal application to the University of Evansville, pay a nominal audition fee, and/or audition and interview with the department faculty. Auditions and interviews determine the student's experience and potential for success in a theatre-related career. Theatre faculty members travel to Texas, Colorado, Georgia, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Seattle to hold auditions and interviews. In addition, several on-campus auditions dates are planned each year. Currently, faculty members see approximately 1700 auditions, receive nearly 500 applications, and accept approximately 40 first-year students into the department.