Kings Players Present Much Ado Out West

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Every few years, the Kings Players, located at the historic Temple Theater in Hanford, produces a show that includes or is comprised of all young people. It is their hope that it instills an appreciation for the process of theater and the joy of performing. Many young actors in the past have gone on to perform in high school and on the Kings Players’ stage, as well as careers in the performing arts.

Much Ado About Nothing Presented On New COS Festival Stage

by Lorie Lewis Ham

The College of the Sequoias Performing Arts will be presenting its first ever Shakespeare in the Park show, Much Ado About Nothing, starting this weekend on their new Festival Stage. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director, James McDonnell, about the show and the new stage. James is Professor of Theatre and Cinema as well as the Fine Arts Division Chair. He also serves as the resident costume designer for the productions and directs about half of the shows.