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The Cripple of Inishmaan is set on the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland. Word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighbouring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.
The Cripple of Inishmaan examines an ordinary coming of age in extraordinary circumstances and shows once more that playwright Martin McDonagh is master of the deepest, darkest and most powerful humour.
Since its premiere at the National Theatre in 1996 McDonagh's work has gone on to achieve its rightful place in the great pantheon of Irish drama.
Join us as we tell the magical tale of two kingdoms — Fife and Drum — their ongoing rivarly and the curse that has been laid upon them both. Featuring evil curses, dastardly villains, princes and princesses and... the Eiffel Tower?! Will a handsome young prince be able to save our protaganists and help them live happily ever after? Featuring everything you love about pantomimes - dazzling costumes, stunning sets, mischievous fun and musical numbers that will excite the whole family.
These days, we hang on to people and friendships through the impressions we get from their online profiles. Yet, over the years, people seldom share any deep and personal changes through social media. Allen Barton explores the collision of these relationships in his dark comedy Years to the Day.
Two 40-something men, who have been friends for decades but only cursorily in touch via social media over the past four years, finally get together for coffee. However, their long anticipated “face to face” meeting reaps surprising consequences now that truthful and dramatic changes in each of their lives are revealed. Can this long-time friendship survive?
Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy! The year is 1959. Three aging World War I veterans find themselves residing together in a military retirement home in the French countryside. They pass the time on their favorite isolated terrace – gossiping, joking, and generally irritating one another. Looking out to the cemetery beyond, the trio dream of their freedom. Our three heroes (along with a statue of a dog!) set into motion a courageous and adventurous plan to make their escape once and for all. What will their final destination be – Indochina? The local village? Or perhaps just to the top of the hill? Heroes combines Tom Stoppard’s hysterical wit with the poignancy of the three veterans approaching their final journey together.
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.
King's Town Players brings the best in comedies, drama and family shows to theatre lovers in Kingston. We are a not-for-profit community theatre company has grown over the past 6 years from a small group of dedicated volunteers to over 120 enthusiastic volunteers. We present five main-stage productions in a number of different venues over the course of a year.
The 2016-2017 Season is underway. Check back under News for updates and events.
King's Town Players leases a rehearsal space and workshop for set storage and construction on Days Road.
We created King's Town Players with the goals:
We feel strongly that theatre is a vital part of the cultural fabric of the community and that the practice of theatre can provide an outlet for creative community involvement.
King's Town Players is a not-for-profit organization that supports our community. We strive to use local businesses and trades to provide the goods and services required for our productions.
King's Town Players is a Non-Equity company.
King's Town Players is a registered not-for-profit organization.
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.
Imagine 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.
Ten 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.
In 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.
Double, 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.
Flywheel, 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.
"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.
Based 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.
King's Town Players is pleased to offer groups of 10 or more, a ticket price of only $20.
Experience 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!
The 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.
The 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.
A 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.
May 6th to 9th, 2015 - 8 pm
May 13th to 16th, 2015 - 8 pm
Rotunda Theatre, Theological Hall, Queen's University
Tickets: $20 per person
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.
Directed by Steven Spencer
March 18th to 21st, 2015 - 8 pm
March 25th to 28th, 2015 - 8 pm
Davies Memorial Auditorium in Domino Theatre
52 Church Street, Kingston
Tickets: $20 per person
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.
Directed by Michael Catlin
January 21st to 24th, 2015 - 8 pm
January 28th to 31st, 2015 - 8 pm
Kingston Yacht Club
1 Maitland Street, Kingston
Tickets: $20 per person
After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rockstar 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.
Directed by Krista Garrett
November 26-29, 2014 - 7:00 PM
December 3-6, 2014 - 7:00 PM
November 29, December 6 - 1:30 PM (Matinee)
Convocation Hall in Theological Hall
Tickets: $20 per person, $10 children, $50 family pass
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!
Directed by Richard Linley
September 17th to 20th, 2014 - 8 pm
September 24th to 27th, 2014 - 8 pm
Rotunda Theatre (in Queen's School of Religion), Queen’s University
Tickets: $20 per person
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.
Directed by Sean Roberts