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King University Theatre to Present “The Good Doctor” April 6-9

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 27, 2017 – The Theatre Department at King University will present the play “The Good Doctor,” a Neil Simon comedy, in the Fine Arts Theatre on King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn. The production takes place April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. each evening and on April 9 at 2:30 p.m.

“The Good Doctor” by Neil Simon is an episodic comedy based on Anton Chekhov’s short stories framed by a writer making comments on them.

“We are excited to bring this production to King,” said King Theatre Professor and play Director Kiara Pipino. “The play showcases Neil Simon’s comedic genius in creating funny, but human, characters who try to live their not extraordinary lives despite a series of unlikely events.”

The characters in “The Good Doctor” will be played by six students and two community actors: junior Alex Campbell, junior Daphne Chang, sophomore Ashley Hall, senior Jessica King, senior James Laxton, junior Austin Puckett, community actress Jane Bass, and community actor Steve Baskett.

General admission tickets for the performances of “The Good Doctor” are $5 general admission, and free for King University students, faculty, and staff with a King University ID. Tickets will be available at the door one hour before each performance. Seating is limited, and, due to the staging, audience members cannot be seated once the production begins. For more information, contact the Theatre Department at 423.652.4800.


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