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Talley's Folly
10-18-17
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10-21-07

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10-30-17
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12-01-17

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The Nutcracker
11-17-17
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11-19-17

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Film Screening: The Apostle
11-20-17

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11-30-17
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12-02-17

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NFSO 31st Season Concert - "Holiday Pops"
12-08-17

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NWFSC Fine and Performing Arts Division Honors Recital
12-08-17

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Norman Brown's Joyous Christmas
12-09-17

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Teddy Roosevelt Show “Bully” December 2 to 4 at NWFSC

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

 


10/28/2011 - Northwest Florida State College has added a one-man show about Teddy Roosevelt to its arts schedule. An amusing portrait of one of America's most charming political roughriders, Bully: An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt will be presented in the Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center in Niceville on December 2 and 3 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 pm.

Written by Jerome Alden, Bully explores Roosevelt's belief in carrying a "big stick" to enforce peace worldwide, his desire to balance the inequalities facing all citizens, and his struggle to build a powerful, yet benevolent, world superpower. Roosevelt, portrayed by local theater veteran Bruce Collier of DeFuniak Springs, will take the stage to share his thoughts and feelings on issues facing twentieth century America – much of which remains relevant today. The play also highlights Roosevelt's deep attachment to his family, his sickly childhood and his warm friendships.

The NWFSC production of Bully will be Collier’s fifth production at Northwest Florida State College; his previous productions include The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Real Inspector Hound, Twain by the Tale, and Richard III. This performance also marks his third time playing Roosevelt in Bully. With degrees in both theatre and law, Collier has worked as a public defender, playwright, actor and director. Currently, he is editor of the DeFuniak Herald/Beach Breeze and a contributing editor for The Beachcomber newspaper.

Tickets for Bully are $15 adult and $10 youth ages 18 and younger and are now available. There is a $2 per ticket Box Office processing fee. Current NWFSC students may request one free ticket per student ID in person from the Box Office. Tickets may be purchased in person, online or by phone from the Box Office. Contact the Box Office at (850) 729-6000 or purchase online at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Tickets are also available at the door, subject to availability, starting 90 minutes prior to show time. ##