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Students can see "Exit, Pursued By A Bear" for free thanks to SGA fund
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01.22.2024 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

The Student Theatrical Experience Fund, a partnership with the Student Government Association and Theatre Wesleyan established in 2016, will be available to the students for the upcoming production of Exit, Pursued By A BearThe fund helps TXWES students see Theatre Wesleyan shows for free.

In Exit, Pursued By A Bear, from one of America's most-produced living playwrights, Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friends, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenact scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy. This show contains adult themes and language, prop firearms and weapons, as well as domestic abuse, and is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

The cast, design team, and crew comprised of Texas Wesleyan theatre majors and minors pursuing Bachelor or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. The cast includes Lillie Grace Galvan (Nan), Nicole Davis (Sweetheart), Jaalen Williams (Simon), and Hunter Heart (Kyle). Understudies include Peri Zachmeyer (Nan u/s), Nicole Ellis (Sweetheart u/s), Jackson Loya (Simon u/s), and Henry Valentine (Kyle u/s). 

The production team includes Reagan Fitzgerald (stage manager), Sidney Hernandez (assistant stage manager), Zachary Gafford (scenic design), Grace Philipbar (costume design), Lillie Galvan (assistant costume design), Nathalie Beyna (lighting design), Pella Le Fever (sound design), Chad Rojas (props design), and Colin Schwartz (technical director). 

Performances of Exit, Pursued By A Bear will be held at the Thad Smotherman Theatre/Law Sone Fine Arts building for two weekends:

First Weekend 

  • Thurs., February 15 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Fri., February 16 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Sat., February 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

Second Weekend 

  • Fri., February 23 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Sat., February 24 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Sun., February 25 at 2:00 p.m. Matinee  

Seating is limited, so placing reservations in advance is highly encouraged.

Instructions on how to obtain your free student ticket

In Person at the Theatre Wesleyan Box Office

  1. Present your Student ID at the Box Office in the theatre lobby beginning one hour before the show.

Online Theatre Wesleyan Box Office Instructions

  1. Go to the Online Box Office website.
  2. Select the performance date you wish to attend.
  3. Select "GENERAL - Students with ID" (Only 1 individual student ticket per email address/order).
  4. Use the code SGA at checkout. (All one word, can be all caps or all lowercase.)
  5. Enter your email address and other details and Place An Order. (You will receive a "receipt" via email.)
  6. Pick up your ticket at the Box Office/Will Call in the theatre lobby beginning one hour before the show.
  7. Wesleyan students must present their ID to qualify for the free ticket, otherwise, they will be charged for a $5 full-priced student ticket.

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