Williamston Theater Presents A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

Williamston Theater Presents A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is proud to announce the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood. Performances begin Thursday, March 22 and run through Sunday, April 22. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 27 at Noon.

Jim Starkey's version of the American Dream is a modest one: to build a home on his one-acre plot of land and replace his doublewide trailer with something that he and his wife Sharon can leave for their daughter Lorelai to inherit. When a highway expansion project shatters their plans, Jim and Sharon have differing plans on how to make their dreams come true, and Lorelai has to consider what kind of future to build for herself. A heartfelt and funny exploration of how far one family will go to hold on to their dreams... and each other. (Contains Adult Content/Language)

The cast of Doublewide consists of two newcomers to the Williamston stage, Michigan State University students Katelyn Hodge and Sean McKeon, along with Joseph Albright (While We Were Bowling, Every Christmas Story Ever Told), Brenda Lane (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) and Emily Sutton-Smith (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, Miracle on South Division Street). Williamston Theatre's Artistic Director, Tony Caselli (Beau Jest, 1984) is the Director for Doublewide. The production team includes Scenic Design by Kirk Domer (Our Lady of Poison, 1984), Lighting Design by Dana White (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many), Costume Design by Holly Iler (The Taming, Murder for Two), Sound Design by Quintessa Gallinat (The Taming, The Nerd) and Props Design by Michelle Raymond (Our Lady of Poison, Beau Jest). The Stage Manager is Stefanie Din (Beau Jest, The Taming).

Performances for Doublewide will run from March 22 through April 22 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at eight o'clock and Sunday afternoons at two o'clock. Starting March 31, a three o'clock performance will be added to the remaining Saturdays of the run. The first four performances of Doublewide, March 22 - 25, are Preview performances where audience members will have the opportunity to take part in the process of creating a show by participating in a talkback session with the director following each performance. The Official Opening Night is Friday, March 30 and the Conversation Sunday for Doublewide is Sunday, April 15th. Please note there is no performance on Sunday, April 1.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can for the Preview on Thursday, March 22. Remaining Preview tickets are $19.00. Starting Thursday, March 29 ticket prices are $27.00 for Thursday evenings, $32.00 for Friday and Saturday evenings and $29.00 for Saturday and Sunday matinees. Senior citizens (65 and older) and members of the Military receive a $2 discount on all tickets. Student tickets (with a valid student ID) are $10 for all performances. Flex Passes for the 2017-2018 Season are $170 and provide you with 6 Passes that can be used in any combination for any of the 6 shows in the 2017-2018 Season. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more (booked at least 1 week in advance through the Box Office). Tickets can be purchased Tuesday - Friday from 12-6pm by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469) or by visiting the Box Office and ordered on-line up until 1 1/2 hours prior to the performance by visiting our website www.williamstontheatre.org. Payment is required at the time the reservation is made.

Williamston Theatre is producing Doublewide as the final part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are the Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota and Vermont Stage in Burlington.

Doublewide is made possible in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the Williamston Sunrise Rotary.

As a not-for-profit professional Equity theatre, the Williamston Theatre offers its audience a diverse array of intimate storytelling experiences. The theatre opened its doors in 2006, is the winner of a 2014 National Theatre Company Grant from The American Theatre Wing and has received a number of local awards including the 2008 Robert Busby Award for extraordinary overall contribution to theatre in the Greater Lansing Area.

Williamston Theatre patrons will find ample parking on the street and in several municipal lots throughout the city. The theatre is located in downtown Williamston (exit 117 off of I-96) just south of Grand River Avenue. Additional information about the company and the 2017-2018 Season is available online at www.williamstontheatre.org or by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469).

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