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Further information: contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations office, (570) 208-5957

November 2, 2017 – King’s College Theatre Department will set the mood for their upcoming production of playwright John Patrick Shanley’s zany romantic comedy, “Italian American Reconciliation.“ Audiences can reserve a table in a restaurant-themed setting in the style of in a Little Italy, New York, complete with red-and-white checked tablecloths, candlelight, and breadsticks during performances scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.

“Italian American Reconciliation“ follows Huey’s farcical scheme to reconcile with his ex-wife Janice.  As Huey struggles to put his broken marriage behind him, he gives his final heartwarming attempt to woo her. Playwright John Patrick Shanley combines the best of Italian passion with Irish blarney to create an edgy romantic comedy. The play’s characters, tottering on that fine line between love and hate, are all dyed-in-the-wool romantics, bathed in the same moonlit madness and fantasy that gave Shanley’s Oscar-winning “Moonstruck” screenplay its charm.

Directed by M. Sheileen Godwin, the romantic comedy “Italian American Reconciliation“ will feature leading role performances by senior Allen Bonk of Nanticoke as Huey Maximillian Bonfigliano and sophomore Ashley Surdovel, Topton, as Janice. The cast also includes Alyx Koehler, Dallas (Teresa); Dorothy Monforte, Grahamsville, N.Y. (Aunt May); and Bruno Walkowiak, Shickshinny, (Aldo Scalicki).

The George P. Maffei II Theatre is 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, visit the website or call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail

Rehearsing for upcoming King’s College Theatre Department’s production of John Patrick Shanley’s romantic comedy, “Italian American Reconciliation “ are, seated from left: Dorothy Monforte, Alyx Koehler, Allen Bonk, Ashley Surdovel, and Bruno Walkowiak. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.