Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, starts off 2011 with Sophocles' classic Greek tale, Oedipus. Tickets for this unique adaptation by Annie Martin and Tony Caselli are now on sale.
Oedipus begins with five Preview performances starting Thursday, January 27. 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, February 4 with the show scheduled to run through Sunday, February 20. 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 Saturday, February 5, Thursday, February 10 and Saturday, February 19.
The Williamston Theatre invites you to take a trip to the city of Thebes to hear the tale of King Oedipus. Oedipus journeys through life, attempting to outrun a foretold prophesy only to land right in the hands of fate. Five stellar actors bring the story to life as the intimate Williamston Theatre space is theatrically transformed to hold this epic and stunning tale about truth, destiny and darkness.
The cast consists of Sandra Birch (It Came From Mars, Home: Voices From Families of the Midwest), Barton Bund, John M. Manfredi, Brandon Piper and Jamie Weeder. Tony Caselli is the Director for Oedipus. The rest of the production team includes set design by Daniel C. Walker (Home, The Smell of the Kill), lighting design by Dana White and costume design by Holly Iler (Blue Door). The Stage Manager is Erin K. Snyder.
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can for Thursday, January 27. Remaining Preview tickets are $15.00! Starting Opening Night, tickets prices are $24.00 for Friday and Saturday evenings, $20.00 for the Saturday matinees and $18.00 for Thursday matinee and evenings. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more for most performances. Tickets can be ordered by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469), Monday - Friday from 12 - 6pm. Please note the seating for the Williamston Theatre has been altered to allow the audience to surround the space where the actors will perform.
Special thanks to the Verizon Foundation for their generous grant that has allowed the Williamston Theatre to continue its School Day Matinee program. Through this grant the Williamston Theatre has been able to coordinate with are high schools to provide two special performances of Oedipus for school groups to attend for free.
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 rest of the shows in the 2010-2011 Season is available online at www.williamstontheatre.org or by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469).
Oedipus Performance Schedule
Thursday, January 27 8PM Pay-What-You-Can Preview
Friday, January 28 8PM $15.00 Preview
Saturday, January 29 8PM $15.00 Preview
Sunday, January 30 2PM $15.00 Preview
Thursday, February 3 10AM - - - - - School Day Matinee
Thursday, February 3 8PM $15.00 Preview
Friday, February 4 8PM $24.00 Opening Night
Saturday, February 5 3PM $20.00
Saturday, February 5 8PM $24.00
Sunday, February 6 2PM $20.00
Thursday, February 10 3PM $18.00
Thursday, February 10 8PM $18.00
Friday, February 11 10AM - - - - - School Day Matinee
Friday, February 11 8PM $24.00
Saturday, February 12 8PM $24.00
Sunday, February 13 2PM $20.00
Thursday, February 17 8PM $18.00
Friday, February 18 8PM $24.00
Saturday, February 19 3PM $20.00
Saturday, February 19 8PM $24.00
Sunday, February 20 2PM $20.00 Closing Night