This show ended 4/22/2018
WILLIAMSTON—Williamston Theatre announces the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood. Performances begin Thursday, March 22 and run through Sunday, April 22.
Performances 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, 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 might is Friday, March 30 and the Conversation Sunday is Sunday, April 15. 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 12-6:00 pm 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 www.williamstontheatre.org. Payment is required at the time the reservation is made.
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 features two newcomers to the Williamston stage, Michigan State University students Katelyn Hodge and Sean McKeon, along with Joseph Albright, Brenda Lane and Emily Sutton-Smith. Williamston Theatre’s artistic director Tony Caselli directs. The production team includes scenic design by Kirk Domer, lighting design by Dana White, costume design by Holly Iler, sound design by Quintessa Gallinat and props by Michelle Raymond. The stage manager is Stefanie Din.
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.