AT A NEW LOCATION:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ixion has changed locations for the upcoming performances of "Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin" by Qui Nguyen. It will NOT be at the Mall.
The new location is :
908B W. Jefferson St.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Tickets are available online, https://our.show/begets, or at the door. For more information call 517.775.4246, email, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Ixion Facebook page.
This action-packed samurai play, set inside the halls of an all-American high school, tells the tale of Emi Edwards, a high school geekgurl fighting to overthrow the cruel shoguns of her school. But will Emi's own cravings for popularity and power corrupt her quest to save the school? Will she be able to establish a new world order? Or will violence just beget more violence?
"We can't wait to share another rock 'em sock 'em good time with Lansing audiences," says Ixion Artistic Director jeff croff. "This is the third of his scripts we have produced; the prior two were filled with pop culture references, stage combat and a serious dose of nerd humor and this one is no exception. It has been fun to see the faces of some of the cast that haven't done a Nguyen script as they realize all the references and all the humor."
Qui Nguyen is a screenwriter, director, playwright, and Co-Founder of the OBIE-winning Vampire Cowboys. He and his work, known for its use of pop-culture, stage violence, puppetry, and multimedia, has been called "Culturally Savvy Comedy", "Tour de Force Theatre", and “Infectious Fun” by the NY Times, TimeOut, and Variety.
Qui's currently with Walt Disney Animation Studios where he wrote Raya and the Last Dragon and wrote/co-directed Strange World. Other TV/Film includes Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC), The Society (Netflix), Incorporated (SyFy), Peg+CAT (PBS), and Marvel Studios.
As a playwright, notable plays includes Vietgone, Poor Yella Rednecks, Revenge Song, and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of She Kills Monsters, Soul Samurai, The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland, Fight Girl Battle World, and Living Dead in Denmark.
Ixion's Cast and Crew for this production are:
Jillian Tosolt playing Inside Girl
Storm Kopitsch playing Emi Edwards
Charlsie Cole playing Laura
Colton Bennett playing Patrick
Neysa Nohara playing Mary
Tobin Bates playing Trey/Sheldon
Rachel Steffens playing Andrea/Chantel/Thatcher
Laura Nguyen playing Counselor Theresa
Sara Frank-Hepfer playing Principal Parker
Kris Vitols playing Vice Principal Francone/Freshman
Daniel Bonner playing DJ MC/Dustin
Steve Ledyard playing Dad/Geek
Julie Hartley playing Jillee Lee/ Kristy
Richard Kopitsch playing K-Dawg
Leo Poroshin playing Walter
Tatum Cho playing Krystal/Sarah
Holly Sleight-Engler playing Mom
jeff croff, Co-director
Leo Poroshin, Co-director & Stage Manager
Micah Prince, Assistant Director & Assistant Stage Manager
Sadonna Croff, Costume & Make-up Design
Holly Sleight-Engler, Properties
Richard Kopitsch, Fight Choreographer
Julio Caceres Sound Design
Rose Cooper Lighting Technician
Ellison Lighting Technician