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March 20, 2018 - The King’s College Theatre Department will host the Third Annual George P. and Giovita Maffei Family High School Shakespeare Competition on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. Any student of a public, private, or home school, in ninth through twelfth grade is eligible to participate in the competition.

The competition is an opportunity for high school students to experience the excitement of live performance while learning the works of William Shakespeare with direct evaluation by theatre and literary professionals.

Monetary prizes will be awarded for the top three winners in two categories: Monologue and Duet Acting. The awarded cash prizes for the Monologue Competition are $1,000 for first place $500 for second, and $250 for third. Prizes for the Duet Competition are $1,400 for first place, $700 for second, and $350 for third. Students may participate in one or both competitions.

Participants are encouraged to register before Sunday, March 31, to have their $15 registration fee waived. The fee covers one or both competitions. The regular registration deadline is Friday, April 26. For competition guidelines or online registration, please visit

King’s has offered theatre productions for local audiences since 1950. The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street.

For more information on the competition guidelines or to request a registration packet, please contact M. Sheileen Godwin, Technical Professor of Theatre, King’s College, at (570) 208-5377 or email