Williamstown Theatre Kicks Off 2012-2013 Season with BOOM, Tickets On Sale 8/28

Williamstown Theatre Kicks Off 2012-2013 Season with BOOM, Tickets On Sale 8/28

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, starts the 2012-2013 with boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Tickets for this epic and intimate comedy go on sale Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

boom begins with five Preview performances starting Thursday, September 20. During the first four Previews 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, September 28 with the show scheduled to run through Sunday, October 21. Performances will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at eight o'clock and Sunday matinees at two o'clock with additional three o'clock matinees on Saturdays starting September 29.

Something is about to explode. A grad student's online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab for a "casual encounter", but there's nothing casual about this particular evening! She discovers that he actually fears the end of the world is at hand . . . and from there things get weird! Will they survive? Will their casual encounter lead to another big bang? What's going on in the fishbowl? What's our place in the universe? And who is that woman playing the timpani? This epic and intimate comedy spans billions of years and will keep you laughing 'til the unexpected end. Contains mature language and themes.

The cast of boom consists of Aral Gribble (Red, White and Tuna, Dead Man's Shoes), Sarab Kamoo (Panache) and Alissa Nordmoe. The Director is Williamston Theatre's Artistic Director, Tony Caselli (The Usual: A Musical Love Story, This Wonderful Life). The production team includes Set Design by Janine Woods Thoma (Red, White and Tuna, It Came From Mars), Lighting Design by Daniel C. Walker (Dead Man's Shoes, Greater Tuna), Costume Design by Amber Marissa Cook (Dead Man's Shoes, Home: Voices From Families of the Midwest), Sound Design by Alex Gay and Prop Design by Bruce Bennett. The Stage Manager is Stefanie Din.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can for Thursday, September 20. Remaining Preview tickets are $15.00! Starting Opening Night, tickets prices are $25.00 for Friday and Saturday evenings, $22.00 for Saturday and Sunday matinees and $20.00 for Thursday evenings. Discounted rates are available for senior citizens (65 and older), students (with a valid student ID) and groups of 10 or more (booked at least 1 week in advance). Tickets can now be ordered either by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469), Tuesday – Friday from 12 – 6pm or on-line by visiting our website www.williamstontheatre.org starting Tuesday, August 28.

boom is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Williamston Theatre is a not-for-profit, professional live theatre company, dedicated to producing plays that excite, engage and entertain our audiences. The theatre opened its doors in 2006 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 2012-2013 Season is available online at www.williamstontheatre.org or by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469).



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