Come take 'A Walk in the Woods' with Northwestern's theatre students Nov. 15-17

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Come take 'A Walk in the Woods' with Northwestern's theatre students Nov. 15-17

November 8, 2012

The tales of Goldilocks, the Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs and Hansel and Gretel all will be blended into one delightful play for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s theatre fans on Nov. 15-17 in Herod Hall Auditorium.

“A Walk in the Woods” will be shown to area grade school children on Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The public is invited to see the production on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m., for a $1 admission.

While staying true to the original stories, Goldilocks is on the run from the Three Bears but takes time to help Red Riding Hood, who is leery of her stepmother’s motivation in sending her out into the woods at dusk with a basket full of food and a bright red cloak. Along the way, they are saved by the Woodsman (who also happens to be Hansel and Gretel’s father) and from the zany Wolf (the same canine who plagues the Three Pigs). Along with citizens of Mother Goose’s village, this story includes Jack Horner, the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker.

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

Hannah Dirks, Woodward sophomore, Goldilocks; Quintin Wray, Hitchcock freshman, Papa Bear; Alica Hall, Alva post-grad, Mama Bear; Cecelia Norman, Oklahoma City freshman, Baby Bear; Brenen Hankins, Alva freshman, Jack Horner; Michelle Penner, Cherokee sophomore, Gypsy; Scott Bartley, Enid sophomore, Butcher; Tiffani Mason, Lawton freshman, Jill; Erin Hopkins, Fairview freshman, Red Riding Hood; Joe Harris, Edmond freshman, Baker; Justin Regier, Forgan freshman, Candlestick Maker; Josi Hasenauer, Wallace (Neb.) senior, Grandmother; Hanson Long, Waynoka sophomore, Wolf; Ben Fox, Cape Charles (Va.) freshman, Woodsman; John Gay, Woodward freshman, Stickly; Irys Botta, Amorita freshman, Hayward; Patrick Driskill, Pauls Valley sophomore, Mason (on Thursday and Friday); Dalton Lamberth, Sharon junior, Mason (on Saturday); Trenton Judd, Sapulpa freshman, Hansel; Kaci Hall, Forgan freshman, Gretel; Alexandria Skinner, Burkburnett (Texas) freshman, Witch.

Production crew includes Suzanne Roberts, Newkirk junior, stage manager; Patrick Wilson, Aubrey (Texas) sophomore, assistant stage manager; Tali McDonald, Alva junior, lighting board operator; Micah Roberts, Newkirk freshman, audio board operator; Alica Hall and Dirks, costume masters; Sara Acosta, Woodward senior, makeup design; and Jordan Lyles, Sapulpa freshman; Lauren Weiss, Anthony (Kan.) junior; and Mikayla Schmidt, Towner (Colo.) freshman, running crew.

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