Play She Kills Monsters to run Nov. 9-12 at Ripon College

"She Kills Monsters" rehearsal photo

She Kill Monsters, a play by Qui Nguyen, will be performed Nov. 9-12 at Ripon College. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Benstead Theatre, C.J. Roadman Center for the Arts. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended by calling 920-748-8791; or emailing [email protected]

The play is a wild ride through the world of Dungeons & Dragons. “It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart,” according to the New York Times. It is intended for mature audiences only.

“She Kills Monsters is a wonderful new play that blends fantasy and reality, comedy and pathos, love and loss with Dungeons and Dragons,” says the director, Kenneth Hill, professor of theatre. “Playwright Qui Nguyen has created a theatre for the geek in all of us, inventing a marvelous universe with heart and brilliance.”

Members of the cast include: Mikey Ambrowiak ’18 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, as a narrator and a Kolbold; Xavier Killing ’18 of Chicago, Illinois, as a narrator; Allison Macknick ’17 of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, as Tilly Evans; Sophie Widman ’18 of Boulder Creek, California, as Agnes Evans; Michael Baumhardt ’18 of Richfield, Wisconsin, as Chuck; Brennan Kane ’17 of Ramsey, Minnesota, as Miles; Mackenzie Swart ’20 of Brookfield, Wisconsin, as Lilith; Susan Shively ’17 of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, as Kaliope; Gavin Jones ’20 of Oxford, Wisconsin, as Orcus; Noelle Korzeniewski ’17 of Waterford, Wisconsin, as Vera; Heidi DeCaluwe ’20 of Jackson, Wisconsin, as Evil Gabbi and a Kobold; Savannah White ’19 of Carol Stream, Illinois, as Evil Tina and a Kobold; DeShawn Thomas ’20 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as Steve; and Danuka Palmer ’20 of Crandon, Wisconsin, as Farrah.

Members of the artistic staff include: Costumer Designer and Shop Supervisor Susan McDaniel Hill; Associate Professor of Theatre John G. Dalziel, set and lighting designer; Amy Cosimini, choreographer; Christopher Elst, fight director; Addie McCauley ’17 of Greendale, Wisconsin, assistant costume designer; Mackenzie Swart ’20 of Brookfield, Wisconsin, fight captain; and Allison Macknick ’17 of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, dance captain.

Members of the production staff are: Dalziel, technical director; Stephanie Nilsen ’19 of Waukesha, Wisconsin, assistant director/stage manager; Juan Baez ’19 of Carrollton, Texas, Andrew Dellamater ’20 of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Amanda Marcyjanik ’19 of Bloomer, Wisconsin, assistant stage managers; Dakota Winn ’18 of Hillsboro, Missouri, lighting board operator; and James Balistreri ’19 of Plymouth, Wisconsin, sound board operator and scenery and lighting crew.

Other members of the scenery and lighting crew are: Michael Baumhardt ’18 of Richfield, Wisconsin; Melany Castillo ’19 of Chicago, Illinois; Andrew Dellamater ’20 of Green Bay, Wisconsin; Crystal Fercy ’19 of Appleton, Wisconsin; Brennan Kane ’17 of Ramsey, Minnesota; Noelle Korzeniewski ’17 of Waterford, Wisconsin; Amanda Marcyjanik ’19 of Bloomer, Wisconsin; Rachel Manteufel ’20 of Columbus, Wisconsin; Elijah Miller ’20 of Wausaukee, Wisconsin; John Myers ’19 of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Savannah White ’19 of Carol Stream, Illinois; and Dakota Winn ’18 of Hillsboro, Missouri.

Members of the costume crew are: Haley Anderson ’19 of Pine River, Wisconsin; Crystal Fercy ’19 of Appleton, Wisconsin; Claire Greenlee ’20 of Marshfield, Wisconsin; Rachel Grove ’20 of Ripon, Wisconsin; Courtney Hall ’20 of West Allis, Wisconsin; Avery Herbon ’18 of Antioch, Illinois; Abby Korb ’20 of Burlington, Wisconsin; Allison Macknick ’17 of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Addie McCauley ‘l’17 of Greendale, Wisconsin; Michaela Myers ’17 of Orlando, Florida; Kimber Sipple ’20 of Crandon, Wisconsin; Margaret Swanson ’20 of Manassas, Virginia; Dani Tordsen ’20 of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Caryssa Waite ’18 of Princeton, Wisconsin.

David Firari ’18 of Fort Atkinson, is the house manager.

(Photo: Left to right: Savannah White as Evil Tina; Heidi DeCaluwe as Evil Gabbi; Mackenzie Swart as Lilith; Gavin Jones as Orcus; and Sophie Widman as Agnes.)