Further information: Contact John McAndrew
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
November 2, 2018 - The King’s College Theatre Department will present the hilarious comedy written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally, “It’s Only a Play” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays – Saturdays, November 8-10 and 15-17, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 11. The performances will take place in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, located on the first floor of the College’s Administration Building, 133 N. River Street, Wilkes-Barre.
Directed by M. Sheileen Godwin, the comedy is a celebration of theatre at its best and theatre people behaving their not-so-best. The play takes place after the opening night performance of Peter Austin's new Broadway play, “The Golden Egg.” The play’s wealthy producer is throwing a party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse.
While the celebrities are pouring in downstairs, the real action is happening upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of interested parties have staked themselves out to await the opening night reviews. The group includes the excitable playwright; the possibly unstable wunderkind director; the pill-popping leading lady, treading the boards after becoming infamous in Hollywood; and the playwright’s best friend, for whom the play was written but who passed up this production for a television series.
Also involved is a drama critic who’s panned the playwright in the past and a wide-eyed coat check attendant and aspiring singer on his first night in Manhattan. The mixture of elements is a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre.
The production includes the use of strong language and is not recommended for children under the age of 13.
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, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.