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July 31, 2019 - The King’s College Theatre Department’s season will feature productions of four plays, including a musical, a Greek myth reimagined, a Shakespearian classic, and a comedic mystery.
The Theatre Department kicks off the season with performances of the Tony Award-winning musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The show focuses on an agoraphobic Broadway lover who listens to recordings in his apartment. As he listens, the characters come to life in his apartment. The production is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after the other. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2-6, and at 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6.
A young woman’s life is cut short and she journeys to the Underworld where she is reunited with her father, but she struggles to remember her lost love. “Eurydice” reimagines the classic Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20-23, and at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 23.
The Theatre Department’s 71st annual Shakespeare production will be “King Lear.” The play depicts the increasing madness of the king as he splits his kingdom for his daughters, based on their false declarations of love for him. Lear announces that he’ll give the largest share of his kingdom to the daughter who loves him the most, creating a divide in the family that prompts a series of tragic events. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20-22, and at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 23.
Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors portray more than forty characters. Performances will be held Apr. 16-19 at 7:30 p.m.
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, and free for all King’s students. For more information on the upcoming performance or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.