By NATALIE SACKET
Even though NWOSU Theatre will tell you 30 reasons not to be in a play, they will really enjoy being in a play while doing so.
Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m., NWOSU Theatre will present a comedy by Alan Haehnel. This play, “30 Reasons Not to be in a Play,” will be the final production of the semester. The production will be in Herod Hall Auditorium.
“30 Reasons Not to be in a Play” is a satirical and sarcastic play depicting the horrors that can befall those involved in a theatrical production. From childhood nightmares to spurring World War III, this hilarious production is filled with humorous short skits.
The production is a huge undergoing, requiring an extensive cast. The students acting in the production are Taylor Morris, Pacoima, Calif., junior, mass communications; Daniel Pacula, Alva junior, music-non-teaching; Tori Hurley, Sheffield, Iowa, sophomore, speech/theatre; Nicole Marema, McPherson, Kan., junior, early childhood education; Charles Wylie, Ponca City senior, English education; Megan Metcalf, Enid, freshman, psychology; Nicholas Wygle, Noble freshman, biology; Morgan Biaggi, Dalhart, Texas, senior, biology; Mickey Jordan, Iowa Park, Texas, junior, speech/theatre; Trenton Judd, Sapulpa senior, speech/theatre; Amanda Metcalf, Enid sophomore, instrumental music; Eddie Venegas, Woodward freshman, vocal music; ShyAnn Floyd, Skiatook freshman, speech/theatre; Zach Frische, Dalhart, Texas, senior, psychology; Tania Garcia, Laverne freshman, psychology; Irys Botta, Amorita junior, speech/theatre; Ashley Litke, Salina junior, music; Michelle Penner, Cherokee graduate student; Michael Collins, Hooker senior, mass communication; A.J. Bohlmann, Alva, senior, instrumental music; Chance Mayhall, Ponca City, junior, vocal music; Patrick Wilson, Northwestern Bookstore employee.
Admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for Northwestern employees and $1 for Northwestern students with an ID.
Even though the Northwestern students are presenting reasons not to be in a play, Kimberly Weast, professor of fine arts and director of this production, said, “There is a sense of magic when one can create and be a part of a different world,” Weast said. “Then there is the excitement and responsibility when you know you are entertaining, educating and exposing others to wonderful stories and truths that can inspire and encourage them.”
NWOSU Theatre encourages students, staff and community to join them for a production filled with laughter and entertainment.