King’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.
Archvillain 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!
After 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.
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.
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.