• The King's Town Players Announce three additional Radio Plays

    FLYWHEEL, SHYSTER AND FLYWHEEL

    Written by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman

    2015 RP 05 FSF SmallFlywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel was a situation comedy radio show starring two of the Marx Brothers, Groucho and Chico. The series was originally broadcast in the United States on the National Broadcasting Company's Blue Network beginning November 28, 1932, and ended May 22, 1933.

    The program depicted the misadventures of a small law firm, with Groucho as attorney Waldorf T. Flywheel and Chico as Flywheel's assistant, Emmanuel Ravelli. This evening's performance will include two episodes from the radio series.

    Performance Date: June 15, 2015

     

     

    THE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE: THE PANAMA HAT

    Based on the writings of Raymond Chandler

    2015 RP 06 TPH Small"Sounded good, real good. A weekend in Malibu, expenses paid with a cash bonus thrown in. But that was before I knew about the henchman, the redhead, and the corpse. These three, and a white Panama hat, ruined it all for me."

    The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio detective drama that aired from June 17, 1947 through September 15, 1951, first heard on NBC in the summer of 1947 starring Van Heflin. It appeared on CBS in the fall of 1948 starring Gerald Mohr. Philip Marlowe is a fictional character created by Raymond Chandler in a series of novels. The wisecracking, hard drinking, quietly contemplative, tough private eye, is from the genre of hardboiled crime fiction that originated in the 1920s.

    Performance Date: July 6, 2015

     

     

    THE MALTESE FALCON

    Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett

    2015 RP 07 TMF SmallBased on the acclaimed novel by Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon chronicles the adventures of private detective Sam Spade as he becomes embroiled with a group of eccentric criminals—including a dangerous, dishonest beauty—on a quest to claim a priceless statuette.

    Performance Date: August 10, 2015

     

     

     

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  • The King's Town Players Announce the 2015-2016 Season

    The King's Town Players Announce the 2015-2016 Season

    BUG

    Written by Tracy Letts
    Directed by Krista Garrett

    2015 01 Bug 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.

    This gloriously paranoid rollercoaster of a play has shades of William Burroughs, with a dash of David Cronenberg and perhaps just a twist of David Lynch’s Wild At Heart.

    It tells the story of the relationship between Peter and Agnes as they hold up in Agnes’s motel room and cope with a growing bug infestation, a violently abusive ex-husband, and a figure from Peter’s past who threatens to destroy the delicate fabric of the reality they have woven around themselves.

    Performance Dates: October 14-17, 21-24

     

     

    THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE

    Written by Joseph Robinette
    Adapted from the novel by C.S. Lewis
    Directed by Clayton Garrett

    2015 02 TLTWTW IconImagine a world that is in the middle of winter, waiting for spring. Imagine a world torn by war. It’s not hard to do. Now, imagine that world with talking fauns, unicorns, centaurs and nymphs. This world is Narnia.

    This dramatization faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan.

    Performance Dates: November 25-28, December 2-5

     

     

     

    BACHELORETTE

    Written by Leslye Headland
    Directed by Rachael McDonald

    2016 03 B IconTen years out of high school, Regan, Gena and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealousy and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery that goes from playfully wasted to devastatingly destructive. Their old fears, unfulfilled desires and deep bonds with each other transform a prenuptial bender into a night they’ll never forget. A wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.

    Performance Dates: January 20-23, 27-30, 2016

     

    THE HATMAKER'S WIFE

    Written by Lauren Yee
    Directed by Mae Wood

    2016 04 THW IconIn Lauren Yee’s whimsical and poignant new play The Hatmaker’s Wife, a young woman moves in with her boyfriend expecting domestic bliss, but instead has trouble getting comfortable. Her strange new home seems determined to help out - and soon the walls are talking. They reveal the magical tale of an old hatmaker and his long-suffering wife, who runs away with his favorite hat. This sweet and surreal story bends time and space to redefine the idea of family, home, and true love itself.

    Performance Dates: March 16-19, 23-26, 2016

     

     

    MACDEATH

    Written and directed by Eirik Rutherford

    2016 05 M IconDouble, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for fame can be deadly! In this emotionally charged twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Mac, lead singer for the band MacDeath, faces off against Duncan, lead for the Kings of Duncan, on his way to the top of the charts in the growing grunge music scene in Seattle in the ‘90s. Along the way we meet three strangely prophetic groupies; his very driven wife Lady; and a cadre of band-mates, rivals and sleazy music industry types.

    Performance Dates: May 4-7, 11-14, 2015
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