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Acclaimed 'Exit, Pursued By A Bear' playwright attends Wesleyan production
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02.19.2024 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Theatre Wesleyan had a special guest at the Thursday, February 15 opening night performance of Exit, Pursued By A Bear

Acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson, noted by American Theatre magazine as "the most produced playwright in America", stopped by to support our students and see her play on stage.

"I would have loved to have had a theatre like this when I was [studying] theatre in college," Gunderson said when she was invited on stage after the curtain call. "To do [this play] with that effort and the artistry that you had... I'm so proud of y'all and I'm so grateful."

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Gunderson flew to Texas from California and also stopped by Circle Theatre in Sundance Square/Downtown Fort Worth to see their production of her play, ArtemisiaBear guest director Ashley H. White serves as the Artistic Director of Circle Theatre.

The students and audience members had the opportunity to ask Gunderson questions about her play in a post-show Q&A and had a brief photo op and script signing in the lobby.

Performances of Exit, Pursued By A Bear continue at the Thad Smotherman Theatre/Law Sone Fine Arts thru Sunday, February 25.

  • Thurs., February 22 at 7:30 p.m. - Special Understudy Performance
  • 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.


Exit, Pursued By A Bear contains adult themes and language, and is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. 

Tickets range from $5.00 to $10.00 and are available online at or by calling (817) 531-4211. Tickets will also be available at the door in-person beginning one hour before each performance. Texas Wesleyan University students can redeem free tickets, sponsored by the Student Government Association, by using the code SGA at checkout or presenting their student ID at the box office on the night of the show.

All plans and information are subject to change, and announcements will be made in the event of adjustments. Please check the Theatre Wesleyan Facebook for the most up-to-date details. Audience members who purchase their tickets in advance will receive any updates at the email address they provide upon checkout.  

If you have questions, please contact the Theatre Wesleyan office at (817) 531-5867.  

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