Arts After Hours is proud to partner with the Washington Square Residences and the Lynn Home for Young Women for the upcoming production of KINGS, running from September 14th through September 16th.
KINGS, written by Salem playwright Brit Christopher, takes place the night of a wild party attended by a group of friends. The play tackles difficult adult situations such as assault.
A portion of the ticket sales will go directly to the Washington Square Residences, which provides a safe and affordable housing option to individuals in Lynn. The home is owned and operated by the Lynn Home for Young Women. Portions of proceeds raised will be used to support the Residence’s Dinner Program that provides a free, well-balanced meal to the residents four days a week. During this time, the residents are also taught how to prepare healthy meals. Additionally, there will be donation bins set up at the theatre for each show to collect clothing, toiletries, and non-perishable food for the Washington Square Residence.
“The play Kings is about a party; one single night out that changes the course of these characters’ friendships and lives, and makes a huge statement about when, where, who, and how assault and violence towards women can happen,” says Samantha Gambaccini, Producing Artistic Director of Arts After Hours. “With that in mind, our partnership with the Lynn Home for Women and Washington Square Residence naturally came together. Through our work with the Washington Square Residence, we are going to be able to donate not only goods and funds, but artistic experiences and resources, too. With charity, it’s important to recognize the difference between what is necessary to survive in the moment and holistic human need.”
Directed by Samantha Gambaccini, KINGS will feature a local cast made up of Lynn’s Lauren Hall and Jen Mageary, Salem’s Kyle Gregory, Catherine Benjamin, Britt Christopher and Stevie Brandenburg, and Boxborough’s Shane Stecher
KINGS opens on Friday, September 14th at 8:00 P.M. at Lynn Arts’ Neal Rantoul Black Box with additional shows Saturday, September 15th at 8:00 P.M. and Sunday, September 16th at 4:00 P.M.
KINGS is presented in collaboration with the philanthropic Little Dinos Productions theatre company. Started in 2012 by Emerson students Samantha Gambaccini and Brit Christopher, Little Dinos Productions is dedicated to activist theatre that directly impacts community through awareness, outreach, and donations.