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King’s Players

Kings Players Presents Paradise Lost and Found

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

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by Christa Van Gemert


The lost and found department of the Paradise Bus Company deals with a wide variety of misplaced items, but none so unusual as some of those seen in Pat Cook’s Paradise Lost and Found.

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Kings Players Presents The Children’s Story

IN THE August 7 ISSUE

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by Cyndie Maxwell


Every few years, Kings Players produce a show that features mostly young people, and we have a good one for you. Unlike past shows that were based on fairy tales or childlike themes filled with costumes and silliness, The Children’s Story is a cautionary, thought provoking story that occurs in a soon-to-be dystopian society – or at least that’s what you may surmise after seeing it. The place: A fifth grade classroom somewhere in America. The time: a morning after the war. The war which we lost.

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by Hugh Munro Neely


Beginning Friday, February 22, the Kings Players will present A. R. Gurney’s famous play, The Dining Room at the Temple Theatre, 514 E. Visalia St. in Hanford. The play is a humorous and touching piece of Americana, taking place in different dining rooms through the years.

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by Bethany Reynolds


Good grief! You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown the musical comes to the Temple Theatre in Hanford. The iconic Peanuts Gang comes to life on the stage. There’s the self-deprecating Charlie Brown, the lovable oaf, the scene-stealer Lucy with her bossy ways which never impress piano prodigy Schroder, cute little Sally who is in love with security blanket-toting, philosophical Linus, and the master of joy, everybody’s favorite beagle, Snoopy. The gang’s all here.

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by Louella Moreland


Kings Players is presenting Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women on the Temple Theatre stage this summer. The play, dramatized by Don L. Swartz, is one of the many adaptations of the timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War.

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by Danielle Bellwood


The Kings Players’ newest production, Revival at Possum Kingdom Community Church, is a heart-warming comedy by playwright Linda LaRocque, about two down-on-their-luck conmen who stroll into a small mid-Texas town one hot July afternoon, and decide to con the friendly folk out of their hard-earned cash by posing as a big city preaching team.

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Too Soon For Daisies Presented by the Kings Players

IN THE February 21 ISSUE

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by Cyndie Maxwell


This English comedy follows the adventures of three elderly English ladies who have escaped from a retirement/detention home in a rowboat. They drift down the coast and finally reach the shore near a coastal village in Suffolk.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Christmas shows and celebrations have begun! This week we took a moment to interview Kristeina Wolfert, the co-director of A Little Country Christmas, opening this weekend in Hanford, presented by the Kings Players.

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by Wyleen Luoma


The Kings Players’ upcoming production of The Dixie Swim Club (by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope) is a laughter-filled tribute to the relationships between five Southern women who have been meeting at a beach cottage every August for 33 years straight. Think Steel Magnolias meets the Golden Girls.

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by Wyleen Luoma


For the second production of their 2017 Season, the Kings Players are presenting Murder Me, Murder Me Not, a hilarious romp of a mystery farce.

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by Cymone Sandoval-Hopper



In this day and age, William Shakespeare is often met with either reverence or disdain. Being considered one of the world’s greatest playwrights doesn’t always mean that everyone enjoys long soliloquies and men in tights.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend Throttlebottom Productions Presents The Tonapah Bambi Show which will be performed in Hanford at the Temple Theater by the Kings Players. We took a moment to chat with Wyleen Luoma, one of the directors of this show, and with “Bambi,” who is played by Wyleen.

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by Kristeina Wolfert



Hanford is known for Dairy Industry (especially the ice cream), but the Temple Theater is noteworthy as well. Home to the Kings Players, the non-profit organization puts out four staged shows per year at the Historic Landmark. The third installment, Wait Until Dark, is opening Friday September 4 and runs through Sunday, September 27.

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by Corey Ralston



The Kings Players in Hanford are gearing up for their 52nd season. This season promises a lot of fun performances and maybe even a few chills.

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