Falmouth Academy and Woods Hole Public Library are pleased to present The Madness of King George III

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Falmouth Academy Simon Center for the Arts 7 Highfield Drive Falmouth, MA 02540

George III reigned as King of England for 60 years from 1760 to 1820. The play focuses on the condition which affected King George (affectionately known as 'Farmer George' due to his passionate interest in agriculture) in the later part of his life. The symptoms baffled doctors of the time, and Alan Bennett pulls no punches when making these supposedly intelligent men look foolish and impotent. The symptoms involved abdominal pain, seizures and mental disturbance, and the King's urine apparently turned blue. Today, doctors suggest that he may have been suffering from an inherited blood disorder called porphyria.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online falmouthacademy.org/National-Theatre by calling 508-457-9696 ext 200or at the door (cash or check only). Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.