The Jennings County Players will perform the award-winning play “All the King’s Men” at 7:30 p.m. April 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. May 1 at the Park Theatre Civic Centre, 25 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon.
The Robert Penn Warren play is about the rise and fall of Willie Stark, who is the governor of a southern state during the 1930s. It follows the arc of Willie’s rise to power and his subsequent demise.
The character of Willie Stark is based in part on Huey Long, who was the governor and a U.S. senator from Louisiana from 1928 until his assassination in 1935. The play is the basis for the novel “All the King’s Men,” which received a Pulitzer Prize. The 1949 movie of the novel received Oscars for best picture and best actor for Broderick Crawford.
Parental guidance is advised. The play contains adult themes which may not be suitable for children younger than 13.
Frank Donnelly is directing the play.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the theater. The box office is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets also may be purchased at the door prior to each performance.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults in advance and $10 at the door, $3 for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and $1 for preschool children.