Alum Carol Hovey Directs 'The King and I' 23 Years After Directing It for Thesis

Thursday, July 30, 2015
PLEASANTON WEEKLY -- Hovey first directed “The King and I” 23 years ago for Pleasanton Playhouse, which later became Tri-Valley Rep, as her Master’s project at San Francisco State. She has directed many plays through the years, she noted, and said the experience of working with talented casts is always wonderful. With this play, she has the added challenge of a very large cast. “There are 26 children under the age of 13,” she said. “The King actually had 87 children. The number when Anna came on the scene was 67, but she only taught those whose mothers were in royal favor.”