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Theatre presents Exit, Pursued By A Bear (First Thurs. at 7:30pm)

Theatre presents Exit, Pursued By A Bear (First Thurs. at 7:30 p.m.)
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Feb 15, 2024 7:30 PM - Feb 15, 2024 9:00 PM
Law Sone Fine Arts Center/Thad Smotherman Theatre

Ashley H. White, the Artistic Director of Fort Worth’s Circle Theatre, will serve as guest director for Theatre Wesleyan’s production of the Lauren Gunderson play, Exit, Pursued By A Bear.

In Exit, Pursued By A Bear, Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband, Kyle, a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional and actual cheerleader) and a dancer named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenact scenes from their painful past. In the pièce de résistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. This dark revenge comedy is a night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics.

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).


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


Exit, Pursued By A Bear contains adult themes and language, prop firearms and weapons, as well as domestic abuse, 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.

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