“The Whale” Closing At CSC


The final performance of the Chadron State College production of the drama The Whale is tonight at 7:00 in the Black Box Theater on the second floor of Memorial Hall.

      Seating is limited, so tickets are required but they’re also free.

Reserving them online at is recommended to avoid the risk of showing up and not being able to get a ticket. 

      The play uses the story of a 600-pound man wanting to die to show the struggle with mental health that many people have, and how self-harm and suicide can come in many forms.


Liz: Olivia Freeze of Bridgeport, Neb.

Mary: Adeline Beason of Clinton, Miss.

Ellie: Trista Topil of Lincoln, Neb.

Elder Thomas: Brennan Ackerman of Box Elder, S.D.

Charlie: Zack Wellnitz of Rushville, Neb.


Stage Manager: Jarret Buchholz of Arnold, Neb.

Assistant Stage Manager: Caleb Twite of White River, S.D.

Props: Levi O’Dell of Piedmont, S.D.

Assistant Costumer: Kiersten Luce of Cheyenne, Wyo.

Assistant Lighting: Christopher Lidgett of Norfolk, Neb.

Sound Board: Halle Smith of Wheatland, Wyo.

Light Board: Rayne Charging Thunder of Gordon, Neb.

Costume Shop Manager: Cheyenne Bacon of Lewellen, Neb.