The King William Players will put on two plays this year. They will perform God of Carnage December 11 and 12 and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot April 29 and 30. God of Carnage, a comedy written by award winning playwright Yasmina Reza, is directed by St. John’s junior Collin Ziegler. The play is about two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a park, who meet to civilly discuss the matter. However, as the evening continues, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.
The play will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Read our interview with Kit Rees, one of the leaders of KWP, who talks about this year's performances.
King William Players, St. John's College's theater troupe, is one of the college’s 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.
God of Carnage poster.