The Thanksgiving Play

Director: Mark Liermann

Costume Designer: Camryn Shankool

Sound Designer: Emma Pegouske

Lighting Designer: Collin Wagner

Stage Manager: Brendan Eaton

Scenic Designer: Dave Nofsinger


Logan: Grace Carroll

Jaxton: Topher Verhil

Alicia: Rhyan Shankool

Caden: Bryce Wanstead

Skit Performers: Liam Adams, Nadya Beyar, Libby Hardesty, Leo Hellar 


Assistant Director: Emma Belew

Assistant Stage Manager: Liz Ryan

Technical Director: Joseph Fleck

Cultural Competency Consultant: Nick Dalton

Dramaturg: Nick Dalton 

Voice and Movement Coach: Elizabeth Terrel

Costumer: Julia Kosanovich

Light Board Operator: Treasure Wallace

Sound Board Operator: Styx Bagley

Carpenters: Isabel Hafner, Dani Hosler, Madison Soloman, Camryn Pienik

Stage Crew: Will Korest, Kayla Wagner

Properties Master: Courtnie Henry

Props Assistant: Meg Schelling


Liam Adams (Skit Performer/Jaxton Understudy): is a junior from Troy, MI. Previous Credits: Ensemble/Understudy, Sweat.

Nadya Beyar (Skit Performer/Logan Understudy): is a sophomore from Budapest, Hungary. Previous Credits: Muse, Emilia; Morris Dancer, Witch; Beth, Little Women. 

Grace Carroll (Logan): is a senior from Arlington Heights, IL. Previous Credits: Cathy, The Last Five Years; Lysandra, A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Witch, Into The Woods; Lady Cordelia/Flora, Emilia.

Libby Hardesty (Skit Performer/Alicia Understudy): is a sophomore from York, PA. Previous Credits: Roxie Hart, Chicago; Elle Woods, Legally Blonde; Marie, Cinderella. WMU Debut

Leo Hellar (Skit Performer): is a sophomore from Brownstown, MI. Previous Credits: Table, Lys; Morris Dancer Number 5, Witch.

Emma Pegouske (Sound Designer): is a junior from Portage, MI. Previous Credits: A2, Into The Woods; Sound Designer, The Old Man and The Old Moon. 

Camryn Shankool (Costume Designer): is a senior from Essexville, Michigan. Previous Credits: Costume Designer, Significant Other; Costume Designer, TimorAmino; Assistant Costume Designer, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Rhyan Shankool (Alicia): is a senior from Essexville, MI. Previous Credits: Hannah Pitt, Angels in America (Directing Scene). WMU Debut.

Topher Verhil (Jaxton): is a junior from Grand Ledge, MI. Previous Credits: Cookie, The Old Man and The Old Moon; Cookie Cornshuker, Cedar Point Snake River Expedition; Snoopy, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.

Collin Wagner (Lighting Designer): is a sophomore from Saline, MI. Previous Credits: Staff Electrician, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre; Staff, Ellen A Ewing Performing Arts Center.

Bryce Wanstead (Caden): is a sophomore from Leroy, MI. Previous Credits: Monterey Jack Chesterfield Williamson III, The Ever After; Maximilian Detweiler, The Sound of Music; Sheriff Billy Bold, The Rouge of the Railway. WMU Debut.


Photography and recording of any kind is prohibited by law. 

There will be no intermission.

The show contains strong language and adult content. 


Special thanks to our donors for their endless support!


We are proud to present Pippin in the Shaw Theater from November 11 -November 20!