King’s Theatre to open with Merry Wives of Windsor

King’s Theatre to open with Merry Wives of Windsor

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

September 27, 2011 – The King’s College Theatre Department will continue its tradition of opening each academic year with a Shakespeare production with its performances of one of the Bard’s silliest comedies “Merry Wives of Windsor” Oct. 5-8 at 8 p.m. in the King’s Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.

Sir John Falstaff, the tavern bad boy and knight of misrule in Shakespeare’s history plays, meets his match when he tries to scam the housewives of suburban Windsor. And he is not alone. All manner of jealous,hotheaded, pompous and just plain silly men are brought firmly to their senses by Windsor’s merry women.

As the Roaring Twenties decline, this playemerges with even more wit and style as the wives abandoned their Victoriangarb for the ways of 20th Century England.  Occurring between the world wars in England, a new sense of freedom, vitality, and colorful jazz will accompany this familiar story where virtue and middle-class common sense triumph with the assurance that “Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.”

King’s Theatre Department brings a cast of more than 20 students to the stage. Local cast members include John Bubul, West Pittston (Bardolph); Michael Conklin, Plymouth (Simple); Sam Groome, Berwick (Nym); Adam McGahee, Wilkes-Barre (Doctor Caius); Anthony Melf, Wilkes-Barre  (Pistol); DJ Nat, Plains (Master Page); Brian Palladino, Larksville (Slender); Karley Stasko, Warrior Run (Mistress Page); Lukas Tomasacci, Shickshinny (Sir JohnFalstaff), Jon Vojtko, Wyoming (Master Fenton), and Olivia Walakovits, Whitehall (Anne Page).

Tickets are free for King’s students, faculty and staff, and $10 general admission. Students/senior citizens, $5. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail boxoff@kings.edu.

Rehearsing for King’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s comedy “Merry Wives of Windsor,” are, clockwise from left: Lukas Tomasacci (Sir John Falstaff), Brandi George (Mistress Ford), Meg Callan (Mistress Quickly), and Karley Stasko (Mistress Page).

Rehearsing for King’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s comedy “Merry Wives of Windsor,” are, clockwise from left: Lukas Tomasacci (Sir John Falstaff), Brandi George (Mistress Ford), Meg Callan (Mistress Quickly), and Karley Stasko (Mistress Page). 

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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