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Panther Players on stage in Dec 2017

ODU Panther Players Present “Dashing Through the Snow” Dec. 7-10

Ohio Dominican University’s student theater organization, the Panther Players, will perform “Dashing through the Snow” on select dates from Dec. 7-10.

Nov 15, 2017

Ohio Dominican University’s student theater organization, the Panther Players, will perform “Dashing through the Snow” on select dates from Dec. 7-10. The family friendly performances will take place in the Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre, located in Erskine Hall on ODU’s campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus 43219.

General admission is $8 for adults 18 and older and $5 for children. Admission is free for students who show their ODU ID. Free parking is available in the Gold Lot, located west of Sunbury Road.

“Dashing through the Snow” will be presented on the following dates:

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7
  • 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8
  • 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9
  • 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10

Play Synopsis
It's four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Trina, the harried yet upbeat innkeeper of this B&B, has more than she can handle coping with these nuttier-than-a-fruitcake lodgers. Hoyt and his sister, Donna Jo, make the mistake of trying to end a thirty-year feud between their curmudgeonly aunts, Ennis and Della, with sidesplitting results.

Ainsley and Lenora, self-involved actors from a lower-than-low-budget touring production of “A Christmas Carol” descend on the Inn to fulfill a promise, leaving comedic chaos in their wake. Add to this yuletide mayhem an ill-advised romantic rendezvous between Mrs. Claus and one of Santa's elves, a demanding guest who refuses to leave, not to mention a tipsy housekeeper, and it's clear it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to keep Trina's spirits merry and bright. But a spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding that brings together the fabulous Futrelle siblings—Honey Raye, Twink, Frankie and Rhonda Lynn—and their best friend, Raynerd, takes a surprising and delightful turn that leads to a laugh-'til-your-sides-ache climax, changing all their lives forever. You'll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Cast & Crew
Caitlyn Kelley (Trina)
Andrew Gresko (Boykin)
Sam Marsh (Lou Ida and Frankie)
Clayton Hildebrand (Hoyt and Raynerd)
Lexy Haynes (Donna Jo, Lenora and Honey Raye)
Emily Schneider (Aunt Della)
Rachel Smith (Cuddles, Paulette and Rhonda Lynn)
Drew Hudson (Binky, Aunt Ennis and Twink)
Aaron Stephens (Ainsley)
Cassady Detrick (Director)
Tessa Biskner (Assistant Director)

The Panther Players is a student organization of Ohio Dominican where participants enhance their communication and acting skills. Students have the opportunity to act, direct and build set designs for various productions.