MKA’s Actresses Become All the King’s Women

by Sarah Finn

 

It’s that time of year again, folks. Touchdown season. Changing leaves. Sweater weather. Apple-picking. And most importantly, MKA’s Fall Play. For any of you music lovers, rock-n-roll fanatics, or poodle-skirt, saddle-shoe-wearing 50’s souls, this year’s Fall Play, “All the King’s Women,” should not be missed! Written by Jersey native and multiple award winner Luigi Jannuzzi, “All the King’s Women” is made up of five one-acts and three monologues that span Elvis’ legacy, from the late 1940’s up to the present. Throughout the course of the play, the audience hears stories from a saleswoman who met Elvis when he was eleven years old, secretaries who work for President Nixon, art promoters who work for Andy Warhol, a modern couple that works in Graceland, and many more. “All the King’s Women” is chock full of hilarious anecdotes, various Southern and Northern dialects, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s fashion and hair, and of course, a soulful, hip-shaking soundtrack.

This year’s Fall Play is directed by the talented visionary JC Svec, and stars a diverse ensemble cast.  Starring freshmen Emma Asher, Audrey Lane and Peter Colbert; sophomores Krissy Bylancik, Heather Milke, and Sam Cleverley; juniors Emma Hart and Madeleine Colbert; and senior Sarah Finn, All the King’s Women is sure to please. In the words of freshman Emma Asher, who is brand new to the Deetjen stage, “I am super excited and honored to be a part of it all!”

The cast has been and will be working tirelessly until opening night, in the hopes of putting together a marvelously entertaining set of performances. As per usual, the show will be performed six times in the Deetjen black box theater in early November: Thursdays, November 1st and 8th at 7 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays November 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th at 8 p.m. Look out for the booth in the cafeteria in late October and early November, where students and faculty can reserve tickets.  Come support your fellow classmates and students, and enjoy what is sure to be a wonderfully fun and electrifying show! •

 


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