‘A Tuna Christmas’ First Fall Theatre Production at Northwestern Sept 30-Oct. 2

September 17, 2021

Tuna Christmas Flyer

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University fine arts department will host its first theatre production of the fall semester, “A Tuna Christmas,” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the Herod Hall auditorium.

"We are so excited to return to Tuna, Texas,” said Mickey Jordan, director of technical theatre and Herod Hall facilities manager. “Everything is bigger in Texas, and Christmas time is no exception. We are revamping the 12'x12' hand-painted map set from ‘Greater Tuna’ with a lot of holiday flair and plenty of new additions along the way. Patrons who missed ‘Greater Tuna’ will still enjoy laughing along with ‘A Tuna Christmas.’”

Admission at the door is $10 for the general public, $5 for Northwestern employees with IDs and $3 for students with current student IDs.

“People always ask me what sport I play, and I always say theatre and football because theatre is a team, too,” said Temberlenn Hall, sophomore speech and theatre major from Austin, Texas. “Our weight room is the workshop, and our game day is show day. Everything about theatre -- seeing the show come together and coming together as a team -- is the best experience.”

Cast members for this production include the following:

Aliyah Bidwell, sophomore mass communication major from Geary; Adele Callaway, sophomore pre-nursing major from Shattuck; Jeffery Cher-Aime, senior music major from Nassau, The Bahamas; Erin Davis, university relations specialist from Fairview; Sydney Endsley, senior speech and theatre major from Ringwood; Destiny Engelken, sophomore biology major from Alva; Lilith Ferrero, sophomore speech and theatre major from Cordell; Sam Grinder, freshman music-vocal major from Sayre; Jameson Hale, freshman music-vocal major from Elk City; Anastasia Harper, sophomore biology-health science major from Alva; Draven Hidalgo, sophomore music-vocal major from Hooker, Texas; Kevin Jaquez, freshman undeclared major from Enid; Jordan; Peyton Lucas, Northwestern alumna from Fairview; George Spellman, community member from Tuna, Texas; Lisa Turner, freshman biology-natural history major from Alva; Dr. Dena Walker, associate professor of mathematics from Pawnee; Feliciti Wall, freshman undeclared major from Duncan; and Madi Wilson, graduate student majoring in American Studies from Enid.

The tech crew includes the following:

Chris Chauncey, senior mathematics major from Cordell; Josie Gibson, freshman undeclared major from Hooker; Maegan Holson, freshman undeclared major from Waynoka; Tiana Noyes, freshman speech and theatre major from Alva; Bethany Towns, freshman undeclared major from Alva; and Hall.

“I am very excited to be a part of the upcoming production,” Ferrero said. “I love the opportunity I have here at Northwestern to have a role both on stage and backstage. I have been able to be a part of building our set and practice for my role in the play. I’m excited to see ‘A Tuna Christmas’ come together.”

For more information about “A Tuna Christmas” or the theatre program, contact Kimberly Weast, professor of theatre arts and chair of the department of fine arts, at (580) 327-8462 or kkweast@nwosu.edu or Jordan at (580) 327-8458 or mojordan@nwosu.edu.


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