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Williston 05/30–06/30

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DETROIT—The Midwest premiere of Williston by Adam Seidel will be Thursday, May 30 at 8:30 pm at the Detroit Repertory Theatre. Williston will run Thursdays through Sundays until June 30, 2019. Tickets are still the lowest prices for professional theatre in the region at $17 advance or $20 day of performance, and may be purchased online at detroitreptheatre.com or by calling (313) 868-1347.

Opening Nights at the Rep are always full of camaraderie and celebration. Guests are invited to join in a Champagne toast in the elegant lobby gallery of the theater after the show with the cast and crew.

Williston is a darkly funny and scintillating exploration of how business corrupts people and the fine line between commerce and conscience. Three leasing reps travel to Williston, North Dakota to get mineral rights to the last big piece of undeveloped land. Leasing reps negotiate with land owners on behalf of oil companies about obtaining a lease to develop the land and typically operate on commissions which are a percentage of the leasing price. Leasing reps are also referred to as “landmen”. Absorbing, funny, riveting and with highly relevant themes of environmental issues, Native American land, protest, and patriarchy, this play has a strong message and contains strong language.

Williston is directed by resident company member Casaundra Freeman. This will be her directorial debut at the Rep, but her acting work is familiar to audiences across southeast Michigan. She last appeared on the Rep stage in Countdown to the Happy Day, for which she won numerous awards. Her cast features Harold Uriah Hogan, Kelly Pino, and David Wolber.

Show Times

  • May 30, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • May 31, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 1, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jun 1, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 2, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Jun 2, 2019

    7:30 pm

  • Jun 6, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 7, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 8, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jun 8, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 9, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Jun 9, 2019

    7:30 pm

  • Jun 13, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 14, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 15, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jun 15, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 16, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Jun 16, 2019

    7:30 pm

  • Jun 20, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 21, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 22, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jun 22, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 23, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Jun 23, 2019

    7:30 pm

  • Jun 27, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 28, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 29, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jun 29, 2019

    8:30 pm

  • Jun 30, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Jun 30, 2019

    7:30 pm

Theater Info

Detroit Repertory Theatre*

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Theater Phone: 313-868-1347

13103 Woodrow Wilson

Detroit, MI 48238