King's Theatre Department will produce the area premiere of award-winning playwright Tony Kushner's "The Illusion," a witty adaption of Corneille's comedy "L'Illusion Comique." The fairytale centers on a dying father's desperate search for his long-lost son, 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 19-21 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15, George P. Maffei II Theatre, Administration Building. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5. INFO: (570) 208-5825.

Dr. Heather Reid, professor of philosophy at Morningside College, will discuss the ethics of risk in sports during a free public lecture, titled "College Football's Gladiators," at 7 p.m., Nov. 12, King's College, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free. INFO: (570) at 208-5900, ext. 5689.

Kayla Feairheller, fifth from left, was recently chosen as the first recipient of a scholarship established at King’s College in honor of Dr. Anthony Berard, Jr., fourth from left, a former mathematics faculty member who served the College for 40 years.

Denise Tomasura will showcase creative works in a variety of mediums, ranging from watercolor to photography, during a free public exhibition, titled "Open Doors," Nov. 9- Dec. 18. Meet the Artist reception: Nov. 20, 6-8 p.m. King's College, Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Free. INFO: (570) 208-5900, ext. 5328. 

O. Henry Award-winning author Marisa Silver will read excerpts from her work. Silver is the 2015 Visiting Writer, a program sponsored by the King's College English Department. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session and a book signing. 7 p.m. Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, King's College. INFO: (570) 208-5900, ext. 5487.