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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 CarolA 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 Cratchet, 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 

Superior Donuts 2SUPERIOR DONUTS

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 24-27, January 31-February 3, 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 Chuarch 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
Rotunda Theatre, Queen's Theological Hall, Queen's University

Board of Directors

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Sheldon Koufman - Treasurer

Nicole Garrett

Nicole Garrett - Artistic Program

Patrick Marshall - Publicity

Steve VanVolkingburgh - Technical Committee

Lynda Dingman

Lynda Dingman - Membership and Training

Gene Lee

Gene Lee - Box Office

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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

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:04

Heroes

Written by

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by Gérald Sibleyras
Translated by Tom Stoppard

March 15th to 18th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
March 22th to 25th, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street

Tickets: $25 adults / $22 students/seniors / $20 military/veterans

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.

Directed by Richard Linley

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:01

Years to the Day

Written by

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by Allen Barton

January 25th to 28th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
February 1st to 4th, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street

Tickets: $25 adults / $22 students/seniors

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?

Directed by Krista Garrett

 

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 23:36

Sleeping Beauty

Written by

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by Steven Spencer

December 7th to 10th, 2016 - 7 pm
December 14th to 17th, 2016 - 7 pm
December 10th & 17th - 1:30 pm

Rotunda Theatre, Theological Hall, Queen's University

Tickets: $25 adults / $22 students/seniors / $12 youth / $60 family pass

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.

Directed by Steven Spencer

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 23:27

The Cripple of Inishmaan

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by Martin McDonagh

October 12th to 15th, 2016 - 7:30 pm
October 19th to 22nd, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street

Tickets: $25 adults / $22 students/seniors (plus Grand Theatre fees)

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.

Directed by Sean Roberts

The King's Town Players Announce the 2016-2017 Season

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN

Written by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Sean Roberts

KTP Cripple of Inishmaan IconThe 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.

Performance Dates: October 12-15, 19-22
Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Written and Directed by Steven Spencer

KTP Sleeping Beauty IconJoin 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.

Performance Dates: December 7-10, December 14-17
Rotunda Theatre, Queen's Theological Hall, Queen's University

 

 

  

YEARS TO THE DAY

Written by Allen Barton
Directed by Krista Garrett

KTP Years to the Day IconThese 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?

Performance Dates: January 25-28, February 1-4, 2017
Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street, Kingston

 

HEROES

Written by Gérald Sibleyras
Translated by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Richard Linley

KTP Heroes IconWinner 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.

Performance Dates: March 15-18, 22-25, 2017
Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street, Kingston

 

OF MICE AND MEN

Written by John Steinbeck
Directed by Chris McKinnon

KTP Of Mice and Men IconGuys 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.

Performance Dates: May 3-6, 10-13, 2017
Rotunda Theatre, Queen's Theological Hall, Queen's University
Friday, 22 April 2016 23:12

About Us

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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.

Our Mission

We created King's Town Players with the goals:

  • To produce engaging theatrical presentations of the highest possible quality for our audience;
  • To entertain, inspire and enrich the cultural life of our community by providing rich theatre experiences;
  • To educate and nurture community members by providing hands-on learning experiences in various aspects of theatre arts for youth and adults;
  • To celebrate the creativity of those involved in theatre as actors, technical crew, playwrights, etc.; and
  • To join with other community theatres and artists for mutual assistance and enrichment.

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.

Saturday, 13 June 2015 01:57

MacDeath

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by Eirik Rutherford

May 4th to 7th, 2016 - 8 pm
May 11th to 14th, 2016 - 8 pm

Rotunda Theatre, Theological Hall, Queen's University

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Tickets: $25 adults / $22 students/seniors / $12 Youth (16 and under)

Double, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for fame can be deadly! In this emotionallycharged 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.

Directed by Eirik Rutherford

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