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August 8, 2017 – The King’s College Theatre Department’s 2017-18 season will feature productions of four award-winning plays, including an inspiring musical for children of all ages, a romantic comedy, a Shakespearian classic, and a riveting drama about journalists covering the Iraq War.
The Theatre Department kicks off the season with performances of the Broadway hit and Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad.” The show is based on Arnold Lobel’s books and features a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale. This whimsical story follows the cheerful, popular Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences, performances will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 28-30, Oct. 5-7, and at 1 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Oct. 5 and Oct. 7.
A man still smitten by his ex-wife struggles to put his broken marriage behind him, but not before one final attempt to woo her in playwright John Patrick Shanley’s wonderfully antic, romantic comedy, “Italian American Reconciliation.“ Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12.
King’s Theatre will present its 68th annual Shakespeare production with arguably the Bard’s most famous tragedy, “Hamlet.” Returning home from college, Hamlet is thrust into a world of darkness, murder, and destruction as audiences explore age-old questions about what it means to reason, to feel, and to be human. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14-17 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 18. High school matinee performances are available upon request.
Acclaimed playwright Donald Margulies creates complex characters and his dialogue throughout “Time Stands Still” crackles with wit and intelligence. The story focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent, trying to find happiness after returning home from covering the atrocities within the Iraq War. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on April 12-14, and April 19-21, and at 2 p.m. on April 22.
In addition, King’s Theatre Department will host the George P. and Giovita Maffei Family High School Shakespeare Competition from Feb. 24-25. High school students will participate in acting competitions for cash prizes by presenting material from Shakespearean literature in various artistic forms.
King’s has offered theatre productions for local audiences since 1950. All theatre productions will be performed in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for King’s alumni and non-King’s students. For more information on upcoming performances or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.