INA - Tickets for the next installment of Rend Lake College’s Madrigal Dinner, “The Ring of Truth,” will go on sale Oct. 15.
The Madrigal Dinner is an annual dinner theatre performance during the holiday season. Plots are set in the Middle-Ages or Renaissance period and feature a combination of music, singing and acting. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester.
In “The Ring of Truth,” the Jester and Town Crier will welcome the audience with a rhyming contest. The king, a crabby sort of fellow, has returned from the hunt and has invited a wise woman he met in the woods to the court. Though the king’s only purpose is to have fun at her expense, he finds that the wise woman has a few tricks of her own. She leaves the queen with an unusual ring, one which will force the wearer to always tell the truth. As the ring gets passed around the court, they find that they must tell the truth, which simply is just not done in polite society. Truth replaces flattery in the court, and the king’s dungeons are getting, well, full. The queen may be able to talk some sense into him, but it will likely take more than that. Find out if the king really can handle the truth!
The Madrigal cast is made up of incredibly talented local performers who are students at RLC. They are Alisha Cunningham (Mt. Vernon), Blake Edwards (Mt. Vernon), Julie Faling (Christopher), Britt Fullerton (Ashley), Clinton Cory Garmane (Valier), Brittanie Graham (Woodlawn), Chelse Helvey (Pinckneyville), Timothy Learned (Mulkeytown), Jacob Learned (Mulkeytown), Jay Meagher (Geff), Heather Mormino (Benton), Leslie Peacock (Texico), Jessa Poninski (Mt. Vernon), Emily Ryterski (Pinckneyville), Derek Wintermann (Ashley), and musicians Marcus Lappin (Sesser) and Rachel Shearlock (Sesser).
For additional information, contact Alstat.