King’s Theatre to close season with free productions of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’

King’s Theatre to close season with free productions of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’

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

The King’s College Theatre Department will perform William Shakespeare’s historic tragedy “Richard III” from April 11-13 and April 15 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.

The play chronicles the antihero who embarks on a malicious rampage to gain the crown of England. The Machiavellian conqueror is driven “mad with power” and his story, and ultimate demise brings closure to the Wars of the Roses.

Productions of “Richard III” features King’s students, faculty and staff members, as well as local actors. Wilikes-Barre native Sean McKeown stars as the 15th century historical figure. King’s faculty performers include Dr. Brian Pavlac, history; Dr. Jennifer McClinton-Temple, English; and Sheileen Corbett, theatre.

Local student actors include Jarid Jopling, West Pittston (Lord Stanley); Konrad Kraszewski, Dallas (Sir Richard Ratcliff); Kyle McCormack, Mountain Top (Earl of Richmond); and Lukas Tomasacci, Shickshinny (Lord Hastings). The play also features McIntyre and Jameson Godwin, grandsons of the late J. Gerald Godwin, former chair of King’s Theatre Department, as Edward, Prince of Wales, and Richard, Duke of York, respectively.

Admission to the final production of the academic year is free. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail boxoff@kings.edu.

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

Sean McKeown and Betty Montgomery rehearse for the upcoming theatre production of William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at King’s College.

Sean McKeown and Betty Montgomery rehearse for the upcoming theatre production of William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at King’s College.

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