For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
Sept. 22, 2015 - The King’s College Theatre Department raises the curtain on the 2015-16 season with performances of the Tony Award-winning musical, “1776,” music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, book by Peter Stone. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-3 and Oct. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.
Based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence, “1776” dramatizes the efforts of national icons John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to convince members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the British monarchy.
The production of “1776” features a cast composed of King’s students and alumni. Featured actors include Greg Adams, Wilkes-Barre (John Hancock); A.J. Krier, Maple Shade, N.J., (John Adams); Jonathan Muniz, Wilkes-Barre (Robert Livingstone); Jackson Gould, Mountain Top (Jonathan Witherspoon); Natalie Pacileo, North Haven, Conn., (Benjamin Franklin); Matt Kropp, Laurel Run (Thomas Jefferson); and Betty Montgomery, Philadelphia (Abigail Adams).
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, follow the Theatre Department on Twitter @KingsTheatrePA. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Betty Montgomery (Abigail Adams) and A.J. Krier (John Adams) rehearse for the King’s College Theatre Department’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical, “1776.”