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01 Jul2013

The King’s Road Rises Again

The beloved family musical The King’s Road will be performed this fall, Oct 3-5, in participation with the Haddonfield 300th anniversary celebration.  Written in 1963 by Haddonfield’s Harry T. Kaufmann the story follows the lives of Mary Hopkins, Joshua Cresson, Jonas Cattell and others as they discover patriotism and fall in love amidst the intrusion of the British and Hessian armies.

With the Indian King Tavern as a backdrop, the lovable curator Hugh Creighton and his sprightly chambermaid Katie Muldoon play host to generals and troops, all of whom find themselves as guests of the Quaker village while the war rages on around them.   Filled with singing, dancing, marching and merriment this poignant tribute to the history of Haddonfield has touched hearts and entertained audiences for generations.

The King’s Road was written for and first produced as part of Haddonfield 250th celebration to the enjoyment of thousands.  The show was performed again in honor of the nation’s bicentennial in 1976.  And now, 37 years since its last performance,  Haddonfield Plays and Players will bring to the stage all the drama, comedy and romance of The King’s Road.  This performance will be held upstairs in the majestic Haddon Fortnightly, walking distance from downtown and the historic Indian King Tavern.

Be part of this historic performance!  Open auditions will be held for this large cast production on July 7, 8 and 9, and details can be found via the following link: http://www.haddonfieldplayers.com/auditions.php

In addition we are seeking volunteers to help with stage crew, sound, lighting, programs, lobby boards, historical research and more.  Please contact Dave Stavetski for further details, stavetski@gmail.com