Current Ripon News

One-Act Play Festival To Run April 16-18

The Student Directed One-Act Play Festival runs Wednesday, April 16 through Friday, April 18 at Ripon College, with performances starting at 7:30 p.m. in Benstead Theatre, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. Selections include “Come Rain or Come Shine,” directed by Dan Miles ’14 of Milwaukee, Wis.; “Babel’s in Arms,” directed by Kally Gagnon ’14 of Mount Horeb, Wis.; “Slop… Continue reading

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Lead actor enjoys the experience of ‘Rabbit Hole’

As a sophomore in high school, Joey Johns ’14 was asked to join an acting troupe in order to perform at competitions. He had just begun acting, and it was his experience with this club that has kept the non-traditional student from Ripon, Wis., performing for the last 14 years. “The sense of community and competitive support at that event… Continue reading

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Ripon College Theatre Students Honored

A scene from Ripon College’s production of “The Liar” was nominated to be presented at the Region Three Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Saginaw, Mich., in January 2014. The scene will involve three actors from the production, Jerry Kurek ’14 of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; Stephen Umhoefer ’15 of Green Bay, Wis.; and Grant Myers ’17 of Williams Bay,… Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Days

Tickets are on sale now for the fun filled, family show, Around the World in 80 Days. The public is invited to join the Ripon Summer Players for the original amazing race as Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant Passepartout attempt to travel across the globe by ship, train and even elephant. This new version of Jules Verne’s comic adventure… Continue reading

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Ripon College presents one-act play festival

The Ripon College Theatre Department will present the Student-Directed One Act Play Festival April 11 through 13 in Benstead Theater, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the Ripon College campus. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. all three days. Plays to be performed Thursday are “Words, Words, Words,” by David Ives; “Mars Needs Women, But Not As Much As… Continue reading

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Amsden Presents Mask Workshop

Robert Amsden, Ripon College Professor of Theatre, presented a “Mask Improvisation Workshop” at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region 3, held January 8-13, 2013 at Saginaw Valley Stage University in Saginaw, Michigan. The workshop provided students with an introduction to mask work with beginning character masks; physical and mental centering that expands to working with movement centers; and character… Continue reading

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