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'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College

Briana Sanchez / Tribune Jonathan Rosenberg, as citizen one, rehearses a scene with other cast members for "King Ed" Monday at Ridgewater College in Willmar.1 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Majid Igale, as Pol, rehearses a scene where he puts on a dress and heels during dress rehearsal for "King Ed."2 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Gabriel Ryland, as King Ed, acts out a scene with other cast members during dress rehearsal for "King Ed" Monday at Ridgewater College in Willmar. The play runs through Saturday.3 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Ridgewater students rehearse a scene from "King Ed" Monday at Ridgewater College in Willmar.4 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Daniel Nelson, left, as Harmon, rehearses a scene with Lindsay Hinkemeyer as Kreen during a dress rehearsal for "King Ed."5 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Lindsay Hinkemeyer, as Kreen, rehearses a scene with Gabriel Ryland, as King Ed, during dress rehearsal for "King Ed" Monday at Ridgewater College in Willmar.6 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Gabriel Ryland, far left, as King Ed, rehearses a scene with Justin Brainard as Jona, from left, Daniel Nelson as Harmon, Lindsay Hinkemeyer as Kreen and Corin Gauer as Gin. The play, "King Ed," runs through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar.7 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Gabriel Ryland, left, as King Ed, rehearses a scene with other cast members Monday at Ridgewater College in Willmar.8 / 8

WILLMAR — Ridgewater College presents "King Ed," a comedy by M. James, at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday at the theater on the Willmar campus.

General admission seating is $5 and are available at the door or by calling 320-222-7605 for reservations.

The play is set in a dystopian kingdom, where the people are struck by a crippling plague. The king, played by Gabriel Ryland, sends for help but is unable to accept the repercussions of his past.

Cast members are Justin Brainard, Corin Gauer, Jonathan Rosenberg, Allison Somody, Chantel Olson, Jack Turnbull, Morgan Collins, Majid Igale, Daniel Nelson, Rose Erickson, Paige Bajari, Lindsay Hinkemeyer, Kayla Watson, Dakota Swinton and Sean Paul.

The play is directed by Matt Hegdahl. Lighting was designed by Eric Harp.

Kirsten Campbell is the stage manager and light board operator.

Costumes were designed by Paige Bajari and makeup design was by Corin Gauer.

The scene shop assistants were Kirsten Campbell, Jonathan Rosenberg, Lane Bishop, Chantel Olson and Robert Dorley.

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