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Elvis lives again through the eyes of ‘All the King’s Women’ at Wilkes University

Elvis lives again through the eyes of ‘All the King’s Women’ at Wilkes University
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From a press release:

Wilkes University Theatre says, “Long live the king!” with its latest production, Luigi Jannuzzi’s comedy “All the King’s Women,” running Sept. 25-28.

Directed by Wilkes’ director of theatre Teresa Fallon, “All the King’s Women” explores the cultural impact of “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Elvis Presley, through the eyes of 17 very different women, from White House secretaries to NBC censors; some are enthralled, some are appalled, but all are obsessed.

The cast features students Margaret Roarty, Gianna Chase, April Romanishan, Salena Diaz, Amanda Thomas, Ashley Bohn, Janel Naro, Katie Roarty, Olivia Cabrera, Taylor Lamerand, Morgan Rismiller, and Ashley Potkulski as the women, with students Kevin J. Rizzo and Peter Feno supporting.

Through a fast-paced series of five comedic short plays and three monologues, “All the King’s Women” takes audiences from Presley’s childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi all the way to Graceland, with such stops in between as The Steve Allen Show, Andy Warhol’s studio, and even President Richard Nixon’s office.

Nightly performances of “All the King’s Women” will be at 8 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts (corner of South and River Streets, Wilkes-Barre), with a Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m.

Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for students and seniors, and free with a valid Wilkes I.D.