Concordia University Ann Arbor Theatre has announced the cast for the fall production PUFFS by Matt Cox!

Puffs by Matt Cox is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

PUFFS poster“I grew up a die-hard fan of the ‘certain boy wizard’ series, so of course, I loved the idea of presenting Puffs,” said Amanda Williams, who has been leading Concordia’s theatre department since fall 2019. “This show won my heart by their focus on friendship and that you do not have to be the leading role to make a difference.”

Auditions for this positive, upbeat, and fun stage play took place the first week of classes. Students interested in living out their childhood dreams of trolls, wands, brooms, owls, and becoming a wizard were eager to join in on the fun of the Puffs production.

“Clearly there is a lot of excitement around this production. This is one of our largest student casts yet!” said Williams. “The students seem as delighted as I am with Puffs. I know I will be nerding out the entire production period.”

Catch a performance of Puffs!

Puffs by Matt Cox will be performed in CUAA’s Black Box Theater on 4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for CUAA students, faculty and staff. Tickets will go on sale on October 1, 2021 at cuaa.edu/kreftarts-tickets or call (734) 995-7537. Download Puffs poster.

Meet the cast for Puffs!

Mackensi_WilsonMackensi Wilson (’23)

Role: Narrator

Major: Secondary Education

Samuel_BotzumSamuel Botzum (’24)

Role: Oliver Rivers

Major: History, Minor: Communications

Hannah_ThurmondHannah Thurmond (’25)

Role: Megan Jones

Major: Art

Micholas_MaurerNicholas Maurer (’25)

Role: Ernie Mac, A Very Tall Man, Clumsy Longbottom, Mr. Nick

Major: Psychology

Chloe_HaynesChloe Haynes (’22)

Role: Wayne Hopkins

Major: Computer Science

Elizabeth_MaurerElizabeth Marie Maurer (’25)

Role: Leanne

Major: Computer Science

Bonnie_FordBonnie Ford (’22)

Role: Sally Perks

Major: Family Life Ministry

Isabelle_ArnoldIsabelle Arnold (’25)

Role: Susie Bones

Major: Digital Media Design 

Logan_DavisLogan Davis (’22)

Role: Cedric, Zach Smith

Major: Pre-Seminary

Peter_BreungerPeter Bruenger (’24)

Role: Mr. Voldy, Ghost History Teach, Goyle, Dragon

Major: Art

Breanna-Jordan Smith-KempfJordan Smith-Kempf (’22)

Role: Harry, Uncle Dave

Major: Psychology

Abigail_PenhallegonAbigail Penhallegon (’22)

Role: First Headmaster, Professor McG, Xavia Jones, Professor Lanny, Runes Teach, Ms. Babble

Major: English, Minor: Theater

Sarah_JackemeyerSarah Jackemeyer (’22)

Role: A Certain Potions Teacher, Second Headmaster, Professor Sproutty

Major: Elementary Education

Kayla_DybasKayla Dybas (’22)

Role: Seamus, Professor Locky, Ginny, Helga, Hermeoone #3, Frenchy

Major: Accounting

Liz_RossowLiz Rossow

Role: Hannah, Real Mr. Moody, Hermeoone, Blondo Malfoy, Rowena, Rita Scooter, Bippy

Community member

Lindsey_TravisLindsey Travis (’24)

Role: Colin, Hermeoone #2, Ric Griff, Myrtle, Professor Turban

Major: Nursing 

Alex_ElliottAlex Elliott (’23)

Role: Ghost History Teach, Sal, A Fat Friar, Clumsy Longbottom, Hermeoone #3, Mr. Bagman

Major: Parish Music

Interested in learning more about CUAA Theater?

Visit the Concordia University Ann Arbor theatre website to learn about productions, academic minors available in theater, and theater scholarships.

— Rachel Thoms served on Concordia University's Strategic Communications team from 2015-2022. Any inquiries about this story can be sent to news@cuaa.edu.

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