November 12, 2021

Sedalia, Missouri – Nov. 12, 2021 – State Fair Community College’s Theatre Arts program will present “Puffs” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21 in Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus. Admission is $5 per person; SFCC students and employees have free admission. A dinner theatre will be served at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 20; cost is $15 per person. Individuals 60 years old and above receive free admission at the 2 p.m. Oct. 10 performance.   

“Puffs,” written by Matt Cox and first performed in 2015, is directed by Ryan P. Mahannah, SFCC’s Theatre Arts program coordinator and instructor. The play is a comedy that depicts the adventures of a group of students in a magic school for seven years. The Puffs is a group of “well-meaning, loyal rejects” at the school, one of whom is Wayne Hopkins who discovers he is a wizard.   

The show is recommended for audiences 15 years and older because of explicit language.  

Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at (660) 530-5814 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and two hours prior to performance time. For special accommodations, email Ryan Mahannah at   


Wayne Hopkins – Quincy Wilson, Oak Grove 

Oliver Rivers – Ethan Courtier, Knob Noster 

Megan Jones –   Annie Henson, Clever 

Narrator – Garrett Lampert, Kansas City 

Ernie Mac and others – Kaden Green, Sedalia  

Seamus and others – Avory Nail, Lexington  

Hannah and others – Ainsley McKellips, Coffeyville, Kansas  

J Finch Fletchley and others – Payton Lawrence, Norborne  

Leanne and others – Audrey Phillips, Higginsville  

Sally Perks and others – Kennedy Keele, Sedalia  

Susie Bones and others – Miranda Duryee, Warrensburg  

Cedric and Mr. Voldy – Braden Miller, Platte City  

First Headmaster and others – Sarah Hensel, Provence, Louisiana  

Male Understudy – Jaden Wright, Sedalia 

Female Understudy – Erika Freeman, Chicago, Illinois  


Director – Ryan P. Mahannah, SFCC Theatre Arts program coordinator 

Technical Direction – Tim Wells, SFCC Technical Director 

Intimacy Director – Kristin Henning, SFCC Staff 

Stage Manager/Assistant Director – Elise Hawley, Sedalia  

Costume Design – Bailey Mitchell, Columbia 

Scene and Light Design – Tim Wells 

Sound Design and Operator – Walker Schothe, Sedalia  

Light Board Operator – Yale Bakerfelt Jr., Sedalia  

Prop Masters – Sarah Hensel, Tevin Mershon, Lawrence, Kansas 

Master Carpenter – Quincy Wilson 

House Manager – Erika Freeman  

Costume and Run Crew – Lexi Kauffman, Sedalia; Ruby Norman, Sedalia; Shelbi Miller, Smithton;  

Mykalya Grey Swearngin, Joplin; Carri Macek, Sedalia 

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