'Stone Soup' set for annual children's production at Northwestern

November 7, 2018

Northwestern students are building props for the annual children’s production, “Stone Soup,” set for Nov. 15-16 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for local and area school children. The general public performance will be Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Admission is $1.25.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Fine Arts Department will present “Stone Soup” for this year’s annual children’s production in Herod Hall Auditorium. Northwestern students will perform for approximately 1,000 elementary students on Nov. 15-16 at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. They also will have a performance for the general public on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Admission to all shows is $1.25.

Kimberly Weast, professor of theatre and Department of Fine Arts chair, is the director. She said that rehearsals for this production began on Nov. 3, giving students less than two weeks to prepare for the production. It is a fast-paced turn around meant to replicate what a summer stock theatre would look like.

According to the Heuer Publishing website the following is a synopsis of the play:

“A giant carrot grows smack-dab in the center of four different property lines, the result of teamwork (and some scientific achievements) between four families. Unfortunately, that teamwork has long been forgotten, and a feud has erupted over which family actually owns the carrot. The General claims it’s hers, since her son provided the seed. The Fargins claim it was their growth formula, the Ornerys say their soil helped it grow so large, and the Corneliuses say that without their specially mineralized water, it would never be what it is today. Luckily, three mysterious strangers arrive just in time to help the families see the error of their ways and remind them what teamwork is all about. A comedic and character-driven twist on a classic story.”

The cast for the play, their hometowns and portrayed characters include: Nicholas Wygle, Noble   senior, as Wally Furgin; Erick Livingston, Gate freshman, as Billy Furgin; Hunter McEachern, Weatherford freshman, as Robot; Misty Raine Dickey, Danville, Kansas, freshman, as Junior Ornery; Mary Bernsten, Conway Springs, Kansas, sophomore, as Junior 2 Ornery; Sydney Endsley, Ringwood   freshman, as Ellie Ornery; Peyton Lucas, Fairview sophomore, as Thaddeus Ornery; Rylee Johnson, Amarillo, Texas, freshman, as General General; Michael Day, Okeene sophomore, as Conrad General; Zedan Borrie, Tonkawa junior, as Craig Cromwell; Shyanne Vaughn, Enid freshman, as Jean Cromwell; Mary Ellis, Bernice sophomore, as Belinda Cromwell; Dakota Retherford, Cushing freshman, as Francis; Madi Wilson, Enid junior, as One; Katie Blair, Waynoka junior, as Two; and Mickey Jordan, Iowa Park, Texas, graduate student, as Three.

For more information contact Weast at (580) 327-8462 or kkweast@nwosu.edu.


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