February 24, 2023

Sedalia, Missouri  Feb. 23, 2023 – The State Fair Community College Theatre Arts program will present Sloan E. Garner’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” at 7:30 p.m. March 3 and 4; 2 p.m. March 5; 7:30 p.m. March 10 and 11, and 2 p.m. March 12 in Thompson O’Sullivan Studio Theatre (Yeater 126) on the Sedalia campus. A dinner theatre will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 4. Ryan P. Mahannah, SFCC’s Theatre Arts program coordinator, is the director. This show runs 90 minutes without an intermission and is PG.  

“The Tempest” has been considered to have been William Shakespeare’s last play and one of his most popular. Garner’s adaptation presents the tale of Prospera, former Duchess of Milan and her daughter Miranda who live on an island near Italy to which Prospera’s brother Antonio had banished her. One day, Prospera watches a shipwreck and among the group that washes ashore is the King of Naples Alonso, his daughter Fernanda, and Prospera’s brother Antonio. Consequently, in a series of bewildering events, Miranda falls in love with Fernanda, and the play ends in reconciliation.  

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at sfcctheatre.evenbrite.com or by calling the Box Office at (660) 530-5814 from 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. SFCC students and employees may reserve tickets for performances at no-cost in the Box Office. The cost of a dinner theatre ticket for March 4 is $13. Attendees over 60 years may get a free ticket to the 2 p.m. performances on March 5 and 12.  Wheelchair seating is available upon request. For special accommodations, email Mahannah at rmahannah@sfccmo.edu.  


Air Ariel: Ainsley McKellips, Coffeyville, Kansas 

Water Ariel: Taylor Kremer, Loose Creek 

Fire Ariel: Mackenzie Plank, Clever 

Earth Ariel: Taylor Joronen ,Windsor 

Master: Max Kleinschmidt, Trenton 

Boatswain: Alex Knudsen, Branson 

Mariner: James Hyde III, Blue Eye 

Alonso: Colton Motsinger, Sedalia 

Gonzalo: Quincy Wilson, Oak Grove 

Sebastian: Walker Beaman, Lincoln 

Antonio: Braden Miller, Platte City 

Fernanda: Ellie Siegfried, Centerview 

Trinculo: Payton Lawrence, Noborne 

Stephano: Ethan Courter, Knob Knoster 

Miranda: Gianna Ortiz, Windsor 

Prospera: Audrey Phillips, Higginsville 

Caliban: Avory Nail, Lexington 

Nymphs: Owen Dack, Columbia; Knudsen, Hyde III, Kleinschmidt   


Stephano and Alonso: Alex Knudsen 

Trinculo and Gonzalo: Max Kleinschmidt 

Sebastian and Antonio: James Hyde III 

Boatswain, Caliban, Mariner: Owen Dack 


Director: Ryan P. Mahannah, SFCC Theatre Art program coordinator 

Assistant Director/Dramaturgy: Delaney Barker, Holden 

Choreographers: Ainsley McKellips, Owen Dack and Kaitlyn Wilson, Springfield 

Fight Director/Intimacy Choreography: Audrey Phillips 

Technical Director/Scenic Designer/Lighting Designer: Tim Wells, SFCC technical director 

Stage Manager – Sarah Hensel, Provencal, Louisiana 

Assistant Stage Managers – Madi Smith, Blue Springs; Erika Freeman, Warrensburg; Gabe Sokolowski, Sedalia 

Music Composition and Direction, James Hyde III 

Sound Designers: Gabriel Sokolowski, James Hyde III 

Props Master: Ainsley McKellips 

Costume Designer: Braden Miller 

Assistant Costume Designer: Avory Nail 

Makeup Designer: Caroline Dopson, SFCC guest artist 

Hair Designer: Audrey Phillips 

Light Board Operator: Kaden Green, Sedalia 

Sound Board Operator, Gabe Sokolowski 

Props Crew: Jennifer Poynter, Windsor 

Run Crew: Analyce Hayley, Sedalia; Laura Beach, Sedalia 

Costume and Make Up Crew: Kaitlyn Wilson 

Scenery Construction/Painting: Wilson, Beaman, Lawrence, Hyde III, Knsuden 

House Manager: Erika Freeman, Warrensburg 

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