King’s Players is a full-scale student-run theatre production company at King’s University College. We have conducted two major stage productions, weekly improv meetings, and several other minor productions and events throughout the year. Some of the events and shows produced by the club include a Fall play, a Winter musical, Improv Survivor, a scavenger hunt, and two 24 Hour Theatre events, among others. King’s Players is a dedicated group of individuals who strive to build a welcoming club in which members, both old and new, feel comfortable joining in and experiencing the creativity and fun that it has to offer.
Every year, King’s Players produces a Fall play. Auditions for the play are in September and there are rehearsals twice a week until the show at the end of November. In previous years, the King’s Players has produced many well-known plays such as The Princess Bride, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, and The Real Inspector Hound.
Near the end of January, King’s Players presents a major stage musical production. Auditions for the musical are in September with rehearsals twice a week from October until the show in January. The spring musical has a high success rate with some previous shows including Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Reefer Madness.
A series of challenges and a group of challengers get together for the ultimate improv battle on an evening at King’s. The contestants are divided into two teams and take turns playing improv games, until only one remains. The audience gets to vote for the winner at the end of the event, so everyone is welcome to attend to participate or just watch.
Every school year, King’s Players hosts two 24-Hour Theatre events in each semester. Participants get together for the first (and last) time, and in 24 hours learn and rehearse for a show throughout an evening at King’s University College. Then, when the time is up, the students involved present the show to anyone interested in coming out to watch it.