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Kong's Night Out

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by Jack Neary
directed by Lorna Jodoin
June 9,10,11,16,17,18,23,24, 7:30 p.m.
June 25, 2:00 p.m.

The Davies Foundation Auditorium
52 Church St., Kingston, ON

This is the story of what happened in the hotel room next to the room where Ann (played in the 1933 movie by Fay Wray) was whisked out of bed and into the Manhattan night by King Kong.

Myron Siegel is a low-end Broadway producer who desperately wants to be high-end. Trouble is, he has for his entire career been sabotaged by his archrival, Carl Denham, who Myron has just learned has booked a theatre directly across from where Myron's potential bonanza, Foxy Felicia, is about to open. Nobody knows what he's up to, but it's BIG!

“I’m delighted to report that playwright Jack Neary’s new comedy, ‘‘Kong’s Night Out,’’ ... delivers no redeeming features of a message or morality, other than an evening’s worth of laughs—and surely, that’s all to the good.”

- The Patriot-Ledger (Quincy, Mass.)

Myron gathers his entourage—his sassy mother, his gangster henchman, his Hungarian backer and his wide-eyed niece straight off the bus from Buffalo—and concocts a plan to learn what the mystery show is about. He discovers that the show is about a monkey. A very large monkey.

Kong's Night Out premiered at the Lyric Stage Company in Boston in 2006.



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COVID-19 Precautions

Starting with Kong's Night Out, Domino will return to 100% capacity. Along with the increased capacity, we will no longer be checking for proof of vaccination, nor will we be conducting active screening questionnaires or taking contact tracing information. Our canteen remains closed, and masks will continue to be required at all times. Ticket sales will resume on April 27.

Please note that our Covid policies could change before June—check back here for updates.


Jack Neary

Jack Neary

Jack Neary has had his plays produced all over the United States, Canada and Europe. His most recent play, Trick or Treat, was produced off-Broadway in 2019. Previous plays include Auld Lang Syne, The Porch, First Night, and Jerry Finnegan's Sister.

He has also adapted Frankenstein, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Turn of the Screw for the stage, and written a number of produced plays for young audiences.

Neary is cofounder of New Century Theatre at Smith College and the Greater Lowell Music Theatre in Lowell, Mass., and resident playwright at Acting Out Productions in Newburyport, Mass.




We would like to acknowledge that this production takes place on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. We honour and give thanks to the land, its inhabitants and their enduring cultures.

Admission $20 (plus Grand Theatre surcharge). Tickets available through the Grand Theatre Box Office, 530-2050 and online, until 2 p.m. on day of performance, and at the door (cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay or Android Pay) on performance nights when available. Seniors and members $16 at the door on Thursdays only. Children and students $10.

Links

Broadway World review
Jack Neary website
Wikipedia: 1933 King Kong