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

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

    KTP Vimy Poster Small 2


    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

    KTP Santa Claus the Panto Poster Small 2


    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

    KTP Goodnight Desdemona Poster Small 2


    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

    KTP Great Gatsby Poster Small 2


    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

    KTP Goodbye Picadilly Poster Small 2


    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 9-12, 16-19, 2019
    The Firehall, 185 South Street, Gananoque, ON
  • Auditions for Vimy
    Auditions for Vimy

    Auditions for Vimy

    King's Town Players will hold open auditions for performances of Vimy, by Vern Thiessen and directed by Chris Mckinnon.

    The Play

    The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a turning point in Canadian self-determination. In this play by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen, a nurse looks over four young soldiers as they recover from the battle in a military hospital in France. All five are drawn into the past as memories of their time on and off the front occupy their thoughts. Thiessen creates characters with extreme depth and feeling in this exploration of friendship, responsibility and nationalism.

    Cast Requirements

    CLARE - A nurse with the Canadian Army Nurses Corps. She is from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. She is in her late 20s or early 30s.

    MIKE - An infantryman with the 10th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division. He is a Blood Indian from Standoff, Alberta. In his 20s.

    JEAN-PAUL (J.P.) - An infantryman with the 22nd Battalion (“The Van Doos”), 5th Brigade, 2nd Division. He is a butcher from Montreal, Quebec. In his 20s.

    WILL - An infantryman with the Royal Canadian Regiment, 7th Brigade, 3rd Division. He is a canoe maker from Renfrew, Ontario. In his 20s.

    SID - An infantryman with the 44th Battalion, 10th Brigade, 4th Division. He is a construction worker from Winnipeg, Manitoba. In his 20s.

    LAURIE - A soldier with the Nova Scotia Highlanders, 85th Battalion, 11th Brigade, 4th Division. He is a mining engineer – a graduate of McGill University – but his home is Nova Scotia. In his late 20s or early 30s.

    AUDITIONS: We are looking for a small group of actors to play a role in this production. Auditions will be held at King's Town Arts Studio (202-506 Days Road, Kingston) on July 15th and 16th, with callbacks later (if necessary). Auditions are open to anyone in the community so come and out and be a part of the show.


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