The King William Players, the St. John’s student theater troupe, will perform Shakespeare’s classic comedy As You Like It. A mad, screwball romp, the play is a showpiece for some of Shakespeare’s most hilarious and intriguing characters. Directed by Alex Warren and Assistant Director Sarah Irving, and starring Simone Louwe, Cyrus Multhauf, and Noah Burns, the production is set in the late 1960s, capitalizing on the wild freedoms and disillusionment of the era. Tickets and reservations are not required.
King William Players, St. John’s College’s theater troupe, is one of the colleges most enduring clubs. Like all St. John’s clubs, KWP is student-run. This allows the club to take on a diverse range of theatrical genres which reflect the changing interests of the Polity. Recent productions have ranged from classical selections, such as The Eumenides, Macbeth, and Tartuffe, to more modern works, including Duck Variations, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Urinetown the Musical. In addition to performing, student thespians are also welcome to write and direct plays. For example, KWP students wrote, directed, and performed the play, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, as well as the one-act musical, Red. Through KWP, students with a variety of interests have the opportunity to foster and hone their talents.
Unless otherwise noted, all plays take place in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium and are free and open to the public. The King William Players, the St. John’s student theater troupe, presents two performances each semester.