Northwestern’s Annual Children’s Theatre Production Nov. 18-20

November 9, 2021

Children's Show Flyer

Northwestern Oklahoma State University students will be on the stage in Herod Hall Auditorium for the annual children’s theatre production of “Gretch’ and the Grudge” for a public performance on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.   

Admission is $2 and tickets will be sold at the door.

The show also will be performed for students from 11 elementary schools, including Alva-Lincoln, Alva-Longfellow, Alva-Washington, Cherokee, Deer Creek-Lamont, Freedom, Medford, Mooreland, Okeene, South Barber and Waynoka on Nov. 18-19.

The original production of “Gretchen and the Grudges” is about a little girl, Gretchen, who gets angry enough at her sister and friends, she starts holding a literal “Grudge” against them. In this production, the Grudge is a person who clings on to Gretchen, along with his other friends – the Moodkeeters, Peevish and Hothead; and the Doldrum family. As the Grudge and his friends drag Gretchen down further and further, her family and friends try to find help for Gretchen, only for her to realize she needs to take the responsibility of getting rid of the Grudge and his friends herself.

“The show ‘Gretch’ and the Grudge’ is about emotions, inner conflict, and how we can manage juggling all of them,” said Mickey Jordan, director of technical theatre and Herod Hall facilities manager.

Kimberly Weast, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Fine Arts, is the director.

Cast members for this production include the following:

Angie Aguilera, senior vocal music performance major from Woodward; Aliyah Bidwell, sophomore mass communication major from Geary; Adele Callaway, sophomore nursing major from Shattuck; Chris Chauncey, senior mathematics major from Cordell; Sydney Endsley, senior speech and theatre major from Ringwood; Destiny Engelken, sophomore biology education major from Alva; Lilith Ferrero, sophomore speech and theatre major from Cordell; Jameson Hale, freshman vocal music performance major from Elk City; Temberlenn Hall, sophomore speech and theatre major from Austin, Texas; Draven Hidalgo, sophomore vocal music education major from Hooker; Maegan Holson, freshman psychology major from Waynoka; Kevin Jaquez,freshman vocal music education from Enid; Delaney Lambert, sophomore English education major from Alva; Jack Mahoney, freshman vocal music education major from Enid; Tiana Noyes, freshman speech and theatre major from Alva; Sadrie Overall, junior biology major from Inola, Kansas; Addison Schwerdtfeger, sophomore biology major from Alva; Bethany Towns, freshman vocal music education major from Alva; Lisa Turner, freshman speech and theatre major from Alva; Leyah Valentine, freshman biology major from Vici; and Feliciti Wall, freshman undeclared major from Duncan.

For more information on theatre performances and courses at Northwestern, contact Weast at (580) 327-8462 or or see more info at


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