University Theatre presents 'King Stag'

contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News
Photo of cast members with a puppet the looks like a poodle.

Cast members with a puppet created by WMU students

KALAMAZOO—Guests artists will lend their puppetry skills in partnership with Western Michigan University theatre students in the production of "King Stag" April 3-13 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

The puppets featured in the show have been designed and built by guests from the Puppet Kitchen in New York City in collaboration with WMU students. "King Stag" is appropriate for children ages 10 and older.

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Performance schedule

  • Thursday, April 3, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, April 4, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 10, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, April 11, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Photo of a WMU student creating a puppet.

A student works on creating a puppet.

Under the direction of Department of Theatre Chair Joan Herrington and guest artist Jason Potgieter, puppet director from the Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa, the all-student cast includes Natashia Marshall, Miguel Ragel-Wilson, Emily McKay, Landon Cally, Phil Vasquez, Tia Pinson, Robby Johnson, Michael Hyatt, Bruce Brown, Elliot Litherland, Nick Thornton, Talia Grzelewski, Deontez Lockett, Nathan Alford-Tate, Natalie Blain, Tamsen Glaser, Jose Martinez-Chaverra, Taylor McKinstry and Alexa Robins. The stage manager is Rebecca Levy.


All seating for "King Stag" at Williams Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $18 for senior citizens and WMU employees, $5 for WMU students and $10 for all other students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at or (269) 387-6222.