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The King's Town Players Announce the 2019-2020 Season

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RABBIT HOLE

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Chris McKinnon

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places, and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rabbit Hole is a surprisingly funny and heart-rending portrait of one family’s tragedy and the trials of navigating the unimaginable.

Performance Dates: September 26-28, October 3-5 & 10-12, 2019
Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street

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THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION)

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Matt Davis

Unger and Madison are at it again but this time it’s Olive and Florence, not Felix and Oscar. Neil Simon creates the same hilarious jabs but this time with an all female cast playing Trivial Pursuit and not poker! Hilarity continues when then Costazuela brothers add to the confusion. All in all the results will be nothing but laughter in this female version of your two favourite guys.

Performance Dates: January 23-25, January 30-31, February 1 & 6-8, 2020
Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street, Kingston

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JITTERS

Written by David French
Directed by Mae Whalen

David French's Jitters is a warm-hearted, lively and truly hilarious examination of backstage shenanigans by one of Canada's leading playwrights. The audience is treated to a backstage peek at the trials and tribulations of a provincial theatre company as it approaches opening night of its latest production, 'The Care and Treatment of Roses'.  Whatever can go wrong does, but the show must go on!

Performance Dates: March 27-30, April 2-4, 2020
Domino Theatre, 52 Church Street, Kingston

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TRANSLATIONS

Written by Brian Friel
Directed by Krista Garrett

From the acclaimed playwright of Faith Healer and Dancing at Lughnasa, this hauntingly lyrical play is about nothing less than language as the soul of a nation. Set in 1833 in Ireland, it tells of the British army's campaign to replace the native Gaelic place names with English ones in an attempt to end centuries of fighting by setting up a political union based on a common language. Against a beautiful backdrop, Lieutenant Yolland, a British soldier, falls in love with Maire, a peasant girl, and with Ireland. Their romance sparks displeasure and anger in the Irish and English alike, and when Yolland goes missing, the mutual revenge taken threatens to tear the countryside apart.

Performance Dates: May 7-9, 14-16, 2020

The King's Town Players Announce the 2018-2019 Season

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VIMY

Written by Vern Thiessen
Directed by Chris McKinnon

France, 1917. Four wounded Canadian soldiers recover in a field hospital in the wake of the battle for Vimy Ridge, waiting to find out where they’ll be sent next: back home or back to the front. Along with a young nurse from Nova Scotia, they share their stories, reasons for fighting, and treasured memories. In Vimy, Governor General’s Literary Award–winner Vern Thiessen brings us a classic play that is not about war, but a reflection of the everyday lives of soldiers—their hopes and their dreams—and how actions can define individuals and nations.

Performance Dates: September 26-29, October 3-6, 2018
Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street

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SANTA CLAUS, THE PANTO

Written and Directed by Richard Linley

Back by popular demand!

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!

Performance Dates: November 21-24, November 28-30, December 1, 2018
The Firehall, 185 South Street, Gananoque, ON

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GOODNIGHT DESDEMONA (GOOD MORNING JULIET)

Written by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Directed by Matt Davis

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is an exuberant comedy and feminist revisioning of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. It takes us from a dusty office in Canada’s Queen’s University, into the fraught and furious worlds of two of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, and turns them upside-down. Constance Ledbelly is the beleaguered “spinster” academic, and unlikely heroine who embarks on a quest for Shakespearean origins and, ultimately, her own identity. When she deciphers an ancient and neglected manuscript, Constance is propelled through a very modern rabbit hole and lands smack in the middle of the tragic turning points of each play in turn. Her attempts to save first Desdemona, then Juliet, from their harrowing fates, result in a wild unpredictable ride through comedy and near-tragedy, as mild-mannered Constance learns to love, sword-fight, dance Renaissance-style, and master a series of disguises… Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) a gender-bendy, big-hearted and crazily intelligent romp, where irony and anger sing in perfect harmony with innocence and poignancy.

Performance Dates: January 23-26, January 30-31, February 1-2, 2019
Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street, Kingston

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THE GREAT GATSBY

Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Adapted for the Stage by Simon Levy

Directed by Dylan Chenier

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, and in Simon Levy's adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.

Performance Dates: March 27-30, April 3-6, 2019
Domino Theatre, 52 Church Street, Kingston

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GOODBYE, PICCADILLY

Written by Douglas Bowie
Directed by Stephen Powell

Goodbye, Piccadilly begins with Bess Brickley in a flurry of excitement. She's just learned that Brick, her husband of more than 50 years, has been awarded the Order of Canada.This has barely had time to sink in, however, when she receives the shocking news that Brick has been found dead on a bench in Leicester Square in London, England. This is a tragedy cloaked in a mystery because she thought he was on his annual canoe trip in Algonquin Park. As layers are peeled away, secrets stretching back to World War II are uncovered. Full of heart, humour and surprises, Goodbye, Piccadilly is a universal story about the families we have and the families we make.

Performance Dates: May 8-11, 15-18, 2019
The Firehall, 185 South Street, Gananoque, ON
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:18

Les Belles-Soeurs

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by Michel Tremblay
Translated by Bill Glasco and John Van Burek

October 11th to 14th, 2017 - 7:30 pm
October 18th to 21st, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street

Tickets: $22.08 adults / $19.08 students/seniors/military (plus Grand Theatre fees)

Michel Tremblay’s classic dark comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs, is set in 1965 Montreal against the backdrop of the “quiet revolution”. Change is coming in Quebec and Canada, and in the kitchen of Germaine Lauzon, who gathers family, friends & neighbours, to celebrate her good fortune; the winning of one million trading stamps. Through laughter, and tears, the evening of celebration reveals three generations of women with nothing to lose and everything to gain, joined together as they attempt to reconquer their dignity as human beings.

Directed by Sean Roberts

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:18

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

by Richard Linley
Based on the story by Charles Dickens

December 6th to 9th, 2017 - 7:30 pm
December 13th to 16th, 2017 - 7:30 pm
December 16th - 1:30 pm

Convocation Hall, Theological Hall, Queen's University

Tickets: $20 adults / $17 students/seniors/military / $10 youth / $50 family pass

The Industrial Revolution has brought riches to some in London, but left much of the population destitute. Ebenezer Scrooge is among the fortunate few, but he has allowed his pursuit of wealth to eclipse all thoughts of tenderness for the rest of humanity. Scrooge does not discriminate: He hates everyone equally, and sees Christmas (“Humbug!”) as an excuse for his poor clerk, Bob Cratchit, to do him out of a day’s earnings once a year for no work done. Then, on Christmas Eve in 1843, Scrooge is paid a visit by the ghost his long-dead partner, Jacob Marley. Marley is determined to save the terrified Scrooge from himself, and sets about doing so with the help of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet To Come. Sure to delight young and old alike!

Directed by Richard Linley

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:18

Superior Donuts

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Superior Donuts

by Tracy Letts

January 31st to February 3rd, 2018 - 7:30 pm
February 7th to February 10th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street

Tickets: $20 adults / $17 students/seniors/military

Arthur Przybyszewski is the proprietor of Superior Donuts, a donut store in present day Chicago. Neither he nor his business is aging well, being made redundant by gentrification and a plethora of Starbucks popping up around his neighbor. A small, loyal clientele keeps him barely afloat, but it is painfully obviously both Arthur and his store are fading into ignominy. Enter Franco Wicks, a young African-American man who brings with him youthful energy, a refreshing worldview, and his masterpiece, the great American novel. Through poignant, funny dialogue Arthur and Franco form a friendship that transcends age and race, transforming the lives of these two men. Yet Franco has a dark past, and as it begins to catch up to him Arthur is thrust into making decisions that will shape his livelihood, and the lives of him and Franco against the canvas of a changing Chicago.

Directed by Mae Whalen

 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:18

Blood Relations

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Blood Relations

by Sharon Pollock

March 21st to 24th, 2018 - 7:30 pm
March 28th to 31st, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Davies Foundation Auditorium, Domino Theatre, 59 Church Street

Tickets: $20 adults / $17 students/seniors/military

“Lizzie Borden took an axe...” begins the classic schoolyard rhyme that sets the stage for Sharon Pollock’s award-winning historical drama.

In 1892, Andrew and Abigail Borden were brutally murdered in their Fall River home. Their daughter Lizzie, though acquitted in court, was the only suspect ever charged. Debate as to her guilt continues to this day. Instead of a whodunit, Pollock has crafted a ‘whydunit’, examining life in the Borden household and in the world around it, to discover what might drive a spinster daughter to send her parents into the great beyond in such a memorable fashion. Most provocatively the play asks ‘Would you do it?’

Directed by Dylan Chenier

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:18

The Tempest

Written by

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The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

May 16th to 19th, 2018 - 7:30 pm
May 23rd to 26th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

The Firehall, 185 South Street, Gananoque, ON

Tickets: $20 adults / $17 students/seniors/military / $10 youth (18 and under) (plus Box Office Fees)

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On a distant island a man waits.

Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will.
When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

Directed by Steven Spencer

The King's Town Players Announce the 2017-2018 Season

Les Belles SoeursLES BELLES-SOEURS

Written by Michel Tremblay
Translated by Bill Glasco and John Van Burek
Directed by Sean Roberts

Germaine Lauzon is the lucky winner of one million green stamps.  Watch what happens when fourteen of Germaine’s friends, neighbours, and family members join her in her small kitchen in working-class Montreal to help celebrate her good fortune. This landmark of Canadian theatre has been performed the world over: both humorous and moving.

Performance Dates: October 11-14, 18-21, 2017
Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street

A Christmas CarolCHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Written and Directed by Richard Linley
Based on the story by Charles Dickens

The Industrial Revolution has brought riches to some in London, but left much of the population destitute. Ebenezer Scrooge is among the fortunate few, but he has allowed his pursuit of wealth to eclipse all thoughts of tenderness for the rest of humanity. Scrooge does not discriminate: He hates everyone equally, and sees Christmas (“Humbug!”) as an excuse for his poor clerk, Bob Cratchit, to do him out of a day’s earnings once a year for no work done. Then, on Christmas Eve in 1843, Scrooge is paid a visit by the ghost his long-dead partner, Jacob Marley. Marley is determined to save the terrified Scrooge from himself, and sets about doing so with the help of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet To Come. Sure to delight young and old alike!

Performance Dates: December 6-9, December 13-16, 2017
Convocation Hall, Queen's Theological Hall, Queen's University 

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Written by Tracy Letts
Directed by Mae Whalen

Arthur Przybyszewski is the proprietor of Superior Donuts, a donut store in present day Chicago. Neither he nor his business is aging well, being made redundant by gentrification and a plethora of Starbucks popping up around his neighbor. A small, loyal clientele keeps him barely afloat, but it is painfully obviously both Arthur and his store are fading into ignominy. Enter Franco Wicks, a young African-American man who brings with him youthful energy, a refreshing worldview, and his masterpiece, the great American novel. Through poignant, funny dialogue Arthur and Franco form a friendship that transcends age and race, transforming the lives of these two men. Yet Franco has a dark past, and as it begins to catch up to him Arthur is thrust into making decisions that will shape his livelihood, and the lives of him and Franco against the canvas of a changing Chicago.

Performance Dates: January 31-February 3, February 7-February 10, 2018
Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street, Kingston

Blood Relations 2BLOOD RELATIONS

Written by Sharon Pollock
Directed by Dylan Chenier

“Lizzie Borden took an axe...” begins the classic schoolyard rhyme that sets the stage for Sharon Pollock’s award-winning historical drama. 

In 1892, Andrew and Abigail Borden were brutally murdered in their Fall River home. Their daughter Lizzie, though acquitted in court, was the only suspect ever charged. Debate as to her guilt continues to this day. Instead of a whodunit, Pollock has crafted a ‘whydunit’, examining life in the Borden household and in the world around it, to discover what might drive a spinster daughter to send her parents into the great beyond in such a memorable fashion. Most provocatively the play asks ‘Would you do it?’

Performance Dates: March 21-24, 28-31, 2018
Domino Theatre, 52 Church Street, Kingston

TheTempest 2THE TEMPEST

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Steven Spencer

On a distant island a man waits.

Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will.
When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

Performance Dates: May 16-19, 23-26, 2018
The Firehall, 185 South Street, Gananoque, ON

Board of Directors

Cory Burns

Cory Burns

Shari Burns

Shari Burns

Nicole Garrett

Nicole Garrett

Gene Lee

Gene Lee

Patrick Marshall

Patrick Marshall

Chris McKinnon

Chris McKinnon

Brent Neely

Brent Neely

Richard Palimaka

Richard Palimaka

Steve VanVolkingburgh

Steve VanVolkingburgh

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:18

Of Mice and Men

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by John Steinbeck

May 3rd to 6th, 2017 - 7:30 pm
May 10th to 13th, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Convocation Hall, Theological Hall, Queen's University

Tickets: $25 adults / $22 students/seniors / $20 military/veteran / $12 youth (18 and under)

Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place…with us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.

Set in America during the Great Depression, this classic play tells the story of George and Lennie, two migrant farm workers, who go in search of new beginnings, in the hope of attaining their shared dream: of putting together enough money to buy a small piece of land and building a home.

After a long and exhausting journey, the pair arrive at a farm in California where they seek work. But they are no strangers to trouble and soon find themselves reeling from the fall out of an innocent misunderstanding which spirals out of control and leaves the two men, bound together by friendship, facing an earth-shattering climax.

Directed by Chris McKinnon

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