Come help Sheila Holmes, kid detective, solve the case of the missing iPad Nov.21-23

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Come help Sheila Holmes, kid detective, solve the case of the missing iPad Nov.21-23

Most everyone has heard of Sherlock Holmes, but this year Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s theatre program unveils Sheila Holmes in ‘Sheila Holmes, Kid Detective: The Case of the Missing iPad’ in the annual children’s production Nov. 21-23 in Herod Hall Auditorium.   

Sheila Holmes, her friends and trusty dog Waffles are in search of her brother’s missing iPad only to find that there are numerous iPads popping up and three possible culprits for the disappearance. 

The play is written by Northwestern alumna Ashlynn Walker.  Walker graduated in the spring of 2010 as a speech/theatre major. She has written six plays, and after this year’s children’s production, two of them will have been produced at Northwestern. 

“This is a great opportunity for a budding playwright,” Walker said.  “I am comfortable with ‘Sheila Holmes, Kid Detective: The Case of the Missing iPad’ being produced for the first time at Northwestern because it’s home.”

The children’s production is open to area grade school children on Thursday, Nov. 21, and Friday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  The public is invited to see the production on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m., for a $1 admission.

“The annual children’s production is a long-standing tradition for Northwestern,” said Kimberly Weast, MFA, associate professor of theatre.  “It is a part of the final for my principles of acting class.”

There will be a lot of audience involvement with three possible endings to the story, depending on how the audience votes. 

Students in the production, along with their hometowns, classifications and characters, are listed below:           

Natalie Sackett, Fairview freshman, Sheila Holmes; Nathan Sackett, Fairveiw senior, Papa Bear; Mitch Cruse, Thomas freshman, Waffles; Micah Roberts, Newkirk junior, Charlie; Jamal Hymon, Oklahoma City freshman, Ranger; Taylor Morris,Pacoima (Calif.) freshman, Jett; Erin Hopkins, Fairview sophomore, Ms. Jenny; Patrick Wilson, Aubrey (Texas) junior, Principal Emmels; Tali McDonald, Alva senior, FiFi; Abbie Tillman, Elk City freshman, Mom; Trenton Judd, Sapulpa freshman, Peyton; Scott Bartley, Enid junior, Chris.

Production crew includes Erin Hopkins, Fairview sophomore, stage manager; Hayden Nickel, Helena freshman, lighting board operator; Tiffani Mason, Lawton sophomore, audio board operator.

Northwestern’s theatre program is under the direction of Weast.  Contact her at or (580) 327-8462 for more information about theatre productions.