Alice Ripley '85 to Star in Upcoming Independent Film
December 30, 2013
"Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will star in the new independent film Sugar!, according to Variety," notes a Playbill story. "It will feature original music by the Next to Normal star." Ripley is a member of DePauw University's Class of 1985.
Adam Hetrick notes, "Written by Leora Kalish, the film centers on a Republican Senate candidate (Robert Clohessy), whose piano-teacher wife forms her own female rock band on a dare. Ripley, who has performed her own music at such venues as 54 Below, will incorporate her own original material into the film," which begins production next summer.
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"I was really grateful for DePauw," Ripley, who won a Tony Award for best actress in a musical for Next to Normal, told Playbill in September. "I think that when you're a creative artist a liberal arts school is a really good idea," added Ripley, who majored in music at DePauw.
In 2011, she released a compact disc, Daily Practice, Volume One.Back