Theatre Honorary to Produce ‘A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail’ at Hastings College

Prepare to be entertained as Hastings College’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary,produces “A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail” by James W. Rodgers. Each year, student members of the honorary organization produce and direct a play for youth. In this year’s selection, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet and the many other characters you love will spend Christmas Eve helping Eeyore find his missing tail. Along the way, learn about caring, sharing and the importance of pooh 2013 14

The production, which is suitable for children of all ages, will run on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.).

The box office opens Monday, December 2 and will remain open Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. until Friday, December 6. All tickets are $5 each. Call (402) 461-7380 or e-mail

Hastings College Department of Theatre Arts presents

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail

By James W. Rodgers

The Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honorary Production for Youth


Winnie-the-Pooh – Sarah Nelson from Colorado Springs, Colo.

Christopher Robin – Jacob Gilchrist from Colorado Springs, Colo.

Eeyore – MaKayla Kort, Grand Island, Neb.

Piglet – Katie Goesch from Grand Island, Neb.

Rabbit – James Bachman from Thornton, Colo.

Tigger – Aaron Pierce from Cozad, Neb.

Owl – Grace Rempp from Hastings, Neb.

Kanga – Kristen Semerad from Rogers, Neb.

Roo – Olivia Loetterle from Hastings, Neb.

Gopher – Tyler Meuret from Omaha, Neb.

Lumpy the Heffalump – Kassy Winter from Ericson, Neb.

Kessie the Canary – Jasmine Radetski from Calhan, Colo.

Porcupine – Tyler Donovan from Thornton, Colo.



Co-Directors by Becca Holloway from Grand Island, Neb., and Emily Funkey from Hastings, Neb.

Stage Manager – Abby Phelps from Emporia, Kans.

Scenic Crew Head – Alex Goerner from Yuma, Colo.

Scenic Crew – Patrick White from Omaha, Neb., and Robby Collins from Papillion, Neb.

Lighting Crew Head – John Johnson from Hastings, Neb.

Lighting Crew – Natalie Lange from Parker, Colo., and Patrick White from Omaha, Neb.

Sound – Kyle Bell from Julesburg, Colo., and Barrett Russell from Saronville, Neb.

Costume Crew Head – Rachel Klopp from Omaha, Neb.

Costume Crew – Olivia Loetterle from Hastings, Neb.

Props Crew Head – Sallie Myers from Thermopolis, Wyo.

Props Crew – Tyler Donovan from Thornton, Colo.

Box Office/P.R. – Amy Lou Kaestner from Gibbon, Neb.

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit for more.

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