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Ten Red Kings
Do you like video games? Do you think that our digital dependence is jeopardizing our humanity? Do you want to see Holton and Landon students portray zombies and trolls in an epic battle? No matter which side you choose in the digital divide, you don’t want to miss Ten Red Kings, the 2018 winter play.
Upper School students from Holton and Landon will explore the ever-shrinking gap between reality and digital fantasy in Mark Rigney’s dramedy about students at an outdoor rehabilitation camp to treat online addiction. Students will portray campers, counselors, warriors, zombies and trolls in the Diana Coulton Beebe Black Box Theater on February 22 at 7:30 p.m., February 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Please note that there will be no Saturday night performance so that all can attend “Director’s Workshop” at Landon.
One year into college and still grieving over the sudden death of her sister, Margot Cates (Paige Magid ’20) plans to spend every waking minute of summer vacation honing her skills at World of Warcraft. Only moments after logging on, Margot finds herself unwillingly whisked away to a wilderness camp for online gaming addicts. Cut off from technology, the campers and counselors wrestle with personal demons both online and off. Counselor Rhonda (Natalie Bock ’18) leads campers Margot (Magid), Stevie (Skye Worster ’19), Paula (Micaela Lamas ’20), Donovan (Sam Hanson, Landon ’18), Joey (Logan Finley-Wallace, Landon ’21) and Keith (Will Nussbaum, Landon ’20) in a variety of exercises intended to help them unplug and rediscover their humanity in the great outdoors. But Margot is haunted by visions of her sister Courtney (Talia Szalay ’20) and the digital avatar they both played in game Nightwatch (Betsy Schugar ‘18), who does not easily let Margot break their connection.
Nightwatch (Schugar) schemes with mage Varleigh (John McMahon, Landon ’18) to discover a map that will reveal the location of the fabled Red King and perhaps let them cross over from a digital realm into the world of the “controllers.” Mysterious archer Rhiannon (Kate Fynes ’18) tracks their every move as they battle a horde of trolls (Lauren Cooke ’20, Ben Freeman - Landon ’21, Ema Nakayama ’21, Allie Stroman ’21, Sydney Wittstock-McDonald ’21) and evade a swarm of zombies (Olivia Herlein ’18, Lucy Mason ’21, Asma Poshni ’21, Klara Schmidt ’20.)
Stage Manager Laila Syed ’18 leads a team of 15 student technicians, with assistance from Nina Mourao ’19, Jemma Bazemore ‘20 and Renata Taylor-Smith ’20. Olivia Herlein ’18 choreographs two movement sequences involving zombies, trolls and flashlights. Nick Arancibia serves as lighting designer and Mark Robinson designed the set and led his Production Technology students in its construction. Drama Director Elizabeth Zitelli directs this team of 35 student artists.
Featuring student performers: Natalie Bock, Lauren Cooke, Logan Finley-Wallace, Ben Freeman, Kate Fynes, Sam Hanson, Olivia Herlein, Micaela Lamas, Paige Magid, Lucy Mason, John McMahon, Ema Nakayama, Will Nussbaum, Asma Poshni, Klara Schmidt, Betsy Schugar, Allie Stroman, Talia Szalay, Sydney Wittstock-McDonald, Skye Worster
Tech crew: Morgan Abdo, Jemma Bazemore, Sofia Gerlein, Lauryn Hildreth, Morgan Johnson, Abby Manderfield, Keshini Maynard, Nina Mourao, Elizabeth Price, Emily Shapland, Avery Sion, Laila Syed, Raeyan Syed, Natsuki Takizawa, Renata Taylor-Smith.
Guest Artists: Nick Arancibia (Lighting Designer), Jesse Shipley (Wardrobe)
Faculty: Mary Jane Pagenstecher (Vocal coaching), Mark Robinson (Set Design, Technical Direction, Fight Choreography), Elizabeth Zitelli (Director, Costume Designer)