NFCC Community Theatre presents Welcome to Walt’s Nov. 10-11

A portion of proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

MADISON, FL – North Florida Community College’s Community Theatre troupe, the Sentinel Upstage Players, will perform Welcome to Walt's, a military themed comedic drama chronicling the struggles of balancing one’s sense of duty with the weight of responsibility back at the home front, on Nov. 10 and 11 at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Written and directed by Johnathan A. Cooks, Multimedia & Public Relations Manager at NFCC, the play features 13 local stars that include NFCC students, alumni, employees and community members. The Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m. Veterans receive free admission and a Veterans Day ticket special is being offered to everyone – buy two tickets, get one free. Tickets are available in advance from the NFCC College Advancement Office (Bldg. 32), online at, or at the door the night of the performance.

In honor of Veterans Day, a portion of the proceeds from this production will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project.

Cast in the upcoming production are the following local stars:

  • Della Webb (Madison County) as Angie Bishop
  • Moe Cooks (Madison County) as Colin Bishop
  • Johnathan Cooks (Madison County) as Walt Bishop
  • Hank Thompson (Madison County) as Marshall Lee
  • Mathew Strickland (Suwannee County) as Jason Bishop
  • Diana Carrier (Taylor County) as Hayden Bishop
  • Skyler Dunn (Madison County) as Van Preston
  • Deloris Jones (Madison County) as Mrs. Hardee
  • Teagan Dunn (Madison County) as Liv Oaks
  • Kayla Reeves (Madison County) as Mia Ladell
  • Ashton Terry (Madison County) as Kelly
  • Madison Hallmark (Lafayette County) as Sheriff Sheila Morris
  • Christian Wigglesworth (Leon County) as Maddy Lee

Production team members helping bring the show to life are Denise Bell, Producer; Justin DeRocco, Technical Director; Rebecca Grosskopf, Stage Manager; and Rachel Sullivan, Set Designer/Assistant Stage Manager.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW: Welcome to Walt’s Diner! Where everyone is like family, whether Walt likes it or not... When Colin, Walt’s nephew and local war veteran returns home, it’s up to Walt to rally his sister-in-law, her troubled kids and the rest of the community to fight past their own personal battles before the big homecoming, so Colin doesn’t find himself walking into another war.

For more information, contact NFCC College Advancement at 850-973-9406 or email

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