September 3, 2014 - The King’s College Theatre Department’s upcoming theatre season features new productions of award-winning plays for local and regional audiences, including a classic rock opera, two award-winning comedies, and a capstone presentation of one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated historical plays.
The season kicks-off with a performance of 60s rock opera, “Tommy,” The Who’s Pete Townshend’s electrifying tale of a suffering, catatonic adolescent’s journey into a pinball wizard. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 6 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 5.
The riveting Pulitzer Prize-finalist searing comedy “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robert Baitz will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20-21 and Nov. 23-24 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 22. Named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle and winner of the Drama League Award for Distinguished Play, the story follows Brooke Wyeth’s return to Palm Springs to celebrate the Christmas holiday with family, only to announce her plans to publish a memoir, exposing a family tragedy.
“Moon over Buffalo,” a madcap comedy of playwright Ken Ludwig centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading 1950s stars with one last shot at stardom. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 23 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 22.
The season will conclude with full-dressed productions of the Bard’s historic play, “Henry V.” Chronicling the life of young King Hal as he abandons a life of leisure to unite his English countrymen and become King. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on April 15-17 and April 19 and 2 p.m. on April 18.
King’s Theatre Department also features free, lunch-time, brown-bag performances, as well as a series of one-act plays. All theatre productions will be performed in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, 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, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.