‘Holiday,’ a Jazz Age romantic comedy, runs March 2-5

“Holiday,” a sparkling romantic comedy of the 1920s Jazz Age by Philip Barry, will be presented March 2-5 by the Ripon College Theatre Department. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Benstead Theatre, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the College’s campus. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended by calling 920-748-8791; or emailing [email protected]

The play tells the story of Johnny Case, a hard-working lawyer, who falls in love with wealthy heiress Julia Seton. They want to rush to the altar, but Julia’s father sees this as a problem. Johnny has just made a great business deal, and he wants to take time to live life — to “retire early and work late.”

His plan puts him at odds with the Seton family, except for rebellious daughter Linda. Will Johnny work things out with Julia or run off with soulmate Linda? The romantic comedy ends with a perfect match.

The cast includes: Sophie Widman ’18 of Boulder Creek, California, as Linda Seton; James Balistreri ’19 of Plymouth, Wisconsin, as Johnny Case; JaneMarie Erickson ’16 of Redgranite, Wisconsin, as Julia Seton; Tyler Sturzl ’19 of Crandon, Wisconsin, as Ned Seton; Tekoa Wittman ’18 of Little Chute, Wisconsin, as Edward Seton; Allison Macknick ’17 of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, as Susan Potter; Jack Clough ’19 of New Rochelle, New York, as Nick Potter; Susan Shively ’17 of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, as Laura Cram; Ethan Freiermuth ’19 of Prairie Farm, Wisconsin, as Seton Cram; Sam Ginkel ’19 of Mequon, Wisconsin, as Henry; Mikey Ambrowiak ’18 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, as Charlene; and Avery Herbon ’18 of Antioch, Illinois, as Delia.

The artistic staff includes: Kenneth Hill, professor of theatre, director; Susan McDaniel Hill, costume designer and shop supervisor, costume, designer; John Dalziel, associate professor of theatre, set designer; and Robert Amsden, professor of theatre, lighting designer.

The production staff includes: Dalziel, technical director; Enya Nett, ’16 of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, assistant director/stage manager; Juan Baez ’19 of Carrollton, Texas, and Savannah White ’19 of Carol Stream, Illinois, assistant stage managers; Dakota Winn ’18 of Hillsboro, Missouri, lighting board operator; Amanda Marcyjanik ’19 of Bloomer, Wisconsin, sound board operator; scenery and lighting crew: Balistreri; Michael Baumhardt ’18 of Richfield, Wisconsin; Connor Cummiskey ’16 of Hamburg, Minnesota; David Firari ’18 of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin;
Janae Mancheski ’19 of Forestville, Wisconsin; John Myers ’19 of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Nett; Shively; Sturzl and Winn; and costume crew: Haley Anderson ’19 of Pine River, Wisconsin; Britta Crisp ’18 of Middleton, Wisconsin; Crystal Fercy ’19 of Appleton, Wisconsin; Addie McCauley ’17 of Greendale, Wisconsin; and Caryssa Waite ’18 of Princeton, Wisconsin.

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