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  • Auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream

    King's Town Players will hold open auditions for performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Steven Spencer.

    The Play

    Join us as we close out our season with one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Filled with lovers, fairies and rustics, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has something for everyone. Add a misapplied love potion, mistaken identities and the most famous play-within-a play ever written and you have a perfect recipe for mirth. The language, poetry, and wit of Shakespeare shine as bright and as lovely as the moon in this timeless classic.

    Characters

    Oberon/Theseus
    Titania/Hippolyta
    Egeus/Philostrate
    Nick Bottom
    Peter Quince
    Francis Flute
    Robin Starveling
    Tom Snout
    Snug
    Puck
    Helena
    Hermia
    Lysander
    Demetrius

    Note: Children 7-13 years old will be cast as fairies in Titania’s court

    AUDITIONS: We are looking for actors of all ages and types to play a variety of roles in this production. Auditions will be held at the King's Town Arts Studio (202-506 Days Road, Kingston) on November 16th and 17th, with callbacks later (if necessary). Auditions are open to anyone in the community so come and out and be a part of the show.

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  • Auditions for The Noble Pursuit
    Auditions for The Noble Pursuit

    Auditions for The Noble Pursuit

    King's Town Players will hold open auditions for performances of The Noble Pursuit, written by local playwright Douglas Bowie and directed by Michael Catlin.

    The Play

    Pre-eminent man of letters Noble Harmsworth is on the verge of becoming the first Canadian winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature - but if the Nobel pooh bahs want to lionize him, why does Lyle Lemmerman want to kill him? A devoted acolyte, a nosey critic, a dyspeptic agent, a missing manuscript all add to the twists and turns in this suspenseful comedy about literary fame and fortune.

    Characters

    Lyle Lemmerman (male - 35-45)

    Abigail Bliss (female - 30-40)

    Noble Harmsworth (male - 60-70)

    Percy Fawcett (male - 40-50)

    Jasmine Maxwell (female - 40-50)

    AUDITIONS: We are looking for five adult actors to play a role in this production. Auditions will be held at the King's Town Arts Studio (202-506 Days Road, Kingston) on November 30th and December 1st, with callbacks later (if necessary). Auditions are open to anyone in the community so come and out and be a part of the show.

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  • The King's Town Players Announce the 2014-2015 Radio Plays

    WAR OF THE WORLDS

    Written by Howard E. Koch
    Adapted from the novel by H.G. Wells

    2014-RP-01-WOTW-IconExperience the story that panicked the nation! Become part of the audience as King's Town Players stages this old-time radio show, detailing the crash of a mysterious meteorite, a deadly Martian invasion—and the complete devastation it leaves in its path.

    Originally airing in 1938 as part of The Mercury Theatre on the Air, this terrifying tale of war and destruction sent nearly twelve million people into mass hysteria when originally aired on the radio. Just in time for Halloween, watch as actors recreate the horror before your very eyes!

    Performance Date: October 13, 2014

     

     

    THE AMAZING INTEPLANETARY ADVENTURES OF FLASH GORDON

    Adapted from the comic strips by Alex Raymond

    2014-RP-02-FG-IconThe radio show follows the adventures of Flash Gordon, a handsome polo player and Yale graduate, and his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. The story begins with Earth bombarded by fiery meteors. Dr. Zarkov believes the meteors are from outer space and invents a rocket ship to locate their place of origin. Half mad, he kidnaps Flash and Dale, whose plane has crashed in the area, and the three travel to the planet Mongo, where they discover the meteors are weapons devised by Ming the Merciless, evil ruler of Mongo.

    Performance Date: November 10, 2014

     

     

    CASABLANCA

    Translated from the screenplay by Julius & Philip Epstein and Howard E. Koch

    2015-RP-03-Casa-IconThe classic tale of wartime love set in an exotic locale is being staged as it was originally broadcast to audiences in 1944 as a part of the “Lux Presents.... Hollywood” series. King’s Town Players brings to its audience the romance of curmudgeonly nightclub owner Rick and his past love, the beautiful Ilsa, set against the backdrop of World War II.

    Performance Date: February 9, 2015

     

     

     

    THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH

    Written by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman
    Adapted from the novel by H.P. Lovecraft

    2015-RP-04-SOI-IconA young man's travels in search of antiquarian architecture and his own family history brings him to the ill-regarded Massachusetts town of Innsmouth. There he uncovers horrors beyond his worst imaginings, barely escaping with his life and sanity.

    H.P. Lovecraft wrote the story in 1931 after a visit to Newburyport and the surrounding region. Long considered one of Lovecraft's most popular tales, King’s Town Players brings it to life in all its monstrous and malodorous glory. This old-time radio adaptation features an amazing cast of actors, exciting sound effects and a thrilling original musical score.

    Performance Date: March 23, 2015
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  • The King's Town Players Announce the 2014-2015 Season

    AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

    Written by Tracy Letts
    Directed by Sean Roberts

    2014-01-AOC-IconKing’s Town Players are proud to present the Kingston premiere of this powerful Tony and Pulitzer winning tragi-comedy that is sure to move you. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a play that unflinchingly — and uproariously — exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

    Performance Dates: September 17-20, 24-27

     

     

    SANTA CLAUS THE PANTO

    Written and Directed by Richard Linley

    2014-02-SCTP-IconArchvillain Dr. Fiendish McAwful and his assistant, Eyesore, begin their campaign to undermine Christmas by stealing the secret of Santa’s flying reindeer. Working to thwart their dastardly scheme is Mrs. Claus, the Clauses’ daughter, Sandra, Kevin, an ice-country pilot, Cosmos, an underemployed reindeer, two stable elves, Stoop and Scoop, the Christmas Spirit (personified), the Workshop Elves, and Santa, himself!

    Performance Dates: November 26-29, December 3-6

     

     

     

    RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN

    Written by Gina Gionfriddo
    Directed by Krista Garrett

    2015-03-RBB-IconAfter grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rock-star academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs — the prize being Gwen’s husband, Don.

    Gina Gionfriddo dissects modern gender politics in this breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy. Her other plays include the critically acclaimed Becky Shaw (Almeida Theatre) and After Ashley (Vineyard Theatre). Gina has also written extensively for television including the popular dramas Law & Order and House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey.

    Performance Dates: January 21-24, 28-31, 2015

     

    THE NOBLE PURSUIT

    Written by Douglas Bowie
    Directed by Michael Catlin

    2015-04-TNP-IconPre-eminent man of letters Noble Harmsworth is on the verge of becoming the first Canadian winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature - but if the Nobel pooh bahs want to lionize him, why does Lyle Lemmerman want to kill him? A devoted acolyte, a nosey critic, a dyspeptic agent, a missing manuscript all add to the twists and turns in this suspenseful comedy about literary fame and fortune.

    Performance Dates: March 11-14, 18-21, 2015

     

     

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

    Written by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Steven Spencer

    2015-05-AMND-IconJoin us as we close out our season with one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Filled with lovers, fairies and rustics, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has something for everyone. Add a misapplied love potion, mistaken identities and the most famous play-within-a play ever written and you have a perfect recipe for mirth. The language, poetry, and wit of Shakespeare shine as bright and as lovely as the moon in this timeless classic.

    Performance Dates: May 6-9, 13-16, 2015
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