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King’s Town Players presents Sylvia, the story of a middle-aged couple adjusting to life with a dog A marriage doesn’t usually breakdown over a pet. But King’s Town Players’ delightful rendition of Sylvia shows how a stray dog “chews a hole in a 22-year-old marriage.” The modern day romance explores the challenges faced by Greg and Kate, a middle-aged couple trying to adjust to life without children. Kate is less than impressed when her husband brings Sylvia, a stray dog, to their New York City apartment. Things deteriorate further when Greg becomes so preoccupied with Sylvia he begins to ignore…
EMC Entertainment - An empty-nest can be a difficult thing to bear - especially when somebody else comes into the picture. But what if that somebody was a real pooch? The King's Town Players will tackle the themes of marriage, midlife and more this month when they stage the modern romantic comedy Sylvia. Written by A.R. Gurney, the play tells of a middle-aged couple, Greg and Kate, who relocate to New York after their children have moved away so Kate can resume her career in the education system. Left with something of a void in his life, Greg finds a…
Jun 9, 2011By Hollie Pratt-Campbell EMC Entertainment - The nature of friendship and the passage of time are important themes in the King's Town Players' latest production, Perfect Pie. Written by Canadian playwright Judith Thompson, the story tells of the reunion of two childhood friends, Patsy and Francesca, who have not seen one another in 30 years. Now a semi-famous Canadian actress, Francesca's life is very different from her old friend's, as Patsy remained on the land she grew up on and became a farm wife. Over the course of an afternoon, the women discuss old times, most significantly one…
By Martha Tanner Kingston This Week April 14, 2011 In True West, the fourth offering of the King's Town Players, now up at the Time to Laugh Comedy Club, acclaimed U.S. playwright and actor Sam Shepard lays bare the dual nature of man. He does it by scratching raw the relationship between two brothers, jealous of each other's lifestyles, rivals for their mother's affection and for their father's esteem. Austin, a successful screenwriter, husband and father, is housesitting for his mother, hoping that this time away from his family will allow him to polish the script and pitch it to…
By GREG BURLIUK THE WHIG STANDARD Posted April 9, 2011 When you're putting on a play, it doesn't hurt to have words written by a true crafts person. That's certainly true of two local productions that open next week in Kingston. Margaret Atwood may not be a playwright, but anyone who has read her novels and poems knows how much she understands language. Her short book Good Bones is the subject of Theatre Kingston's one-woman show of the same name, starring artistic director Kim Renders. And Kingstown Players are presenting True West by Sam Shepard, who long before he became…
Posted Mar 24, 2011 By Kristen Coughlar EMC Entertainment - Anyone who has a younger or older brother or sister no doubt knows a little something about sibling rivalry. That knowledge and experience will surely lead audience members to connect and identify with the character of the King's Town Players latest production, which opens April 12. For its fourth show of its inaugural season, the community theatre group will tackle Sam Shepard's True West. Directed by Michael Catlin, True West is a story set in 1980, 40 miles outside Los Angeles. It tells the tale of two brothers: Austin, a…
By GREG BURLIUK, THE WHIG STANDARDJanuary 22, 2011 It's not a well known fact, but comic actor Steve Martin started out academic life as a philosophy major. Perhaps it's not surprising then that his play, Picasso At the Lapin Agile, has somewhat of a philosophic bent. It asks the question, what would have happened if Picasso and Einstein had met at the start of their careers, and as it turns out, at the beginning of the 20th century. Martin doesn't get too intellectual about it because this play is a comedy, and one with lots of laughs, some unexpected comic…
January 13, 2011By Martha Tanner -- Kingston This Week In the Kingston premiere of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, presented by the King’s Town Players at the Kingston Yacht Club until January 29, a young Albert Einstein engages in a virtuoso display of verbal fencing and word play with a young Pablo Picasso. But there is a third, unseen, player who is equally a part of the hilarious cut and thrust of the conversation and that is the comedic genius, Steve Martin - actor, comedian, screenwriter, novelist and playwright, who wrote this sophisticated comedy. "It is right out of a…
Jan 13, 2011By Hollie Pratt-Campbell EMC Entertainment - How about escaping the winter blahs for a couple hours by sharing a round with Picasso and Einstein at a bohemian Paris cabaret? Next week, you'll be able to do just that as the King’s Town Players present Steve Martin's outrageous play Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Kingston Yacht Club. First performed in 1993, the play imagines a fictitious meeting between Einstein and Picasso in the early 20th Century, just before each man became famous for a major career breakthrough - the Rose Period for Picasso, and the Theory of…
The King’s Town Players talk to the journal about their newest production and welcoming all types into their theatrical sandbox. October 29, 2010 - Volume 138, Issue 17by Jaclyn Gruenberger, Contributer The King’s Town Players, a new company in the Kingston community theatre scene, want you to delve into your inner zombie. The Night of the Living Dead, a stage adaptation of the 1968 cult horror film, is the second production of the group’s inaugural season. It features dancing zombies, multimedia presentations and 25 feet of real pig intestines. "We thought, that’s crazy enough to work," Clay Garrett said, one…
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