Current Ripon News

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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Tender drama ‘Rabbit Hole’ to run at Ripon College

“Rabbit Hole,” by David Lindsay-Abaire, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play for drama, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 through 16 in Benstead Theatre, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the Ripon College campus. Robert Amsden, professor of theatre, is directing the play about a family moving ahead with a tremendous burden of grief. The play’s witty dialogue… 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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Alumni Profile: Bellfort ’67 helps craft what we hear in films

A major element in an emotional response to a film or documentary is the sound accompanying the images. Tom Bellfort ’67 of Berkeley, Calif., is a sound editor who has worked on 80 films. He won an Academy Award for “Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing” for his work on “Titanic” in 1997 and an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sound Editing… 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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Concerts scheduled next week at Ripon College

Two concerts are planned during the next week at Ripon College. Both will be presented in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, and admission is free. Wind Ensemble will perform at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Collegium Musicum , a vocal ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19. Selections will include three works by John… Continue reading

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