Northwestern's theatre troupe to light up Herod Hall Feb. 19

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Northwestern's theatre troupe to light up Herod Hall Feb. 19

February 17, 2009

 Northwestern improv group members
These four students are among 11 others on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s improvisational team, the Suspenders. From left, Charlie Burns, Sayre junior; Lisa Bradt, Alva junior; Houston Hayward, Alva freshman; and Ashlynn Walker, Alva freshman, and the rest of the group will perform in Herod Hall Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
The Suspenders, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s new improvisational theatre troupe, will present their inaugural performance on Thursday, Feb 19, at 7:30 p.m., in Herod Hall Auditorium. Tickets for the event are $1.

“The evening will prove to be very fun,” Kimberly Weast, associate professor of theatre and managing/technical director of Herod Hall Auditorium, said.

“However, I do want to warn audience members that since it is improvisation, the performance could possibly be, at times, rated PG-13 or R. I have asked the troupe to not to be purposely offensive or vulgar but sometimes words do accidentally come out.”

Throughout the show there will be some audience involvement and a few prizes given away.

The troupe has been practicing for a couple of weeks and looks forward to presenting to an audience. Most of the troupe have never done improvisation before and have found it to be extremely difficult and very stressful, Weast said.

Not all troupe members are theatre students, but represent a variety of majors and interests across the campus.

“I do hope everyone will come and support this event,” Weast said.

To learn more about improvisation at Northwestern, contact Weast at (580) 327-8462 or