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“All the King’s Women” scheduled for May 19-22 at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville provides an intimate look at some of the fascinating but lesser known aspects of Elvis Presley’s life.
For example, when he was 11 years old and got his first guitar for his birthday, what was it that Elvis was really wishing for? When he asked for, and got, a meeting with President Nixon in the Oval Office, what did they discuss? When Andy Warhol silk-screened multiple copies of a movie publicity photo of Elvis on a silver background, was a piece of it really worth $100 million?
The answers to these questions are provided by eight glimpses of how ordinary women react to the Presley phenomenon. Frequently hilarious and occasionally touching, these glimpses reveal Elvis as you have never seen him before.
The show, produced by the ABC Players, and sponsored by Tansky Motors of Logan, features an ensemble cast that includes Sylvia Abbott, Carol Ault, Marissa Dienstag, Bill L’Heureux, Kim Mather, James McGee-Moore, Andrea Thompson, Marlo Pinkham, Jodi MacNeal, Laura Marx, Hannah Sickles, Ezra Thobaben, and Linda Watkins. The play’s author, Luigi Januzzi, says that the play is “The story of Elvis Presley told through the eyes of 17 Women! Some Enthralled! Some Appalled! ALL OBSESSED!”
Elvis himself will make an appearance through the artistry of “Night with the Legends” favorite Alex Couladis. Mr. Couladis will perform several classic Elvis songs between narrative portions of the show.
Patrons who attend the Friday night performance will be treated to a brief presentation of the winners of the 2016 Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarships. The scholarships are given to two students who have particularly distinguished themselves while participating in community theater with the ABC Players. This year’s winners are Joe Asente and Alexis Fritchley. The 2016 sponsors are Raphael’s Aveda Concept Salon and the OU student organization Project C: Clicking Creates Change.
“All the King’s Women” will be at the Opera House for one weekend only. Curtain time for the May 19, 20, and 21 shows is 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. for the final performance on May 22. Tickets are $8 for students/children and $12 for all others. Reserved seat tickets may be purchased from the Opera House ticket office by calling 740-753-1924 or from www.stuartsoperahouse.org. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.