Williamston is a wonderful destination in the greater Lansing area, just about 14 miles east of Lansing. One of the aspects that makes Williamston so special is the Williamston Theatre. The theatre is currently in its 12th season, and this season, we are producing three world premieres, which is a new record for us. I am lucky enough to appear in two of them.
DOUBLEWIDE is a National New Play Network Rolling World premiere and has had just three other productions across the country this year. It is a wonderful story about a typical American family trying to achieve the elusive American dream in the 21st century. That runs from March 22 through April 22. It’s received great feedback already.
OUT OF ORBIT will be running from May 17 through June 17 and tells the story of a NASA Mars scientist who is trying to balance life on Mars with life as a single mom with a teenager here on Earth. It’s a lovely mother-daughter story.
Here at the theatre, we like to tell stories of people who we know…people who are our neighbors…people who you will recognize when you come see a show here. This aesthetic has led not only to local and national awards, but also to growing audience numbers. Over 11,000 people attend shows at our theatre throughout the year, and in response, the downtown Williamston area has developed into a foodie haven.
There are four wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the theatre, and one of Michigan’s most promising young breweries, Old Nation Brewery, is within a very short drive. Williamston is becoming a destination location for dining and entertainment. It’s also an incredibly quaint town, with easy parking, and lovely walks in McCormick Park right on the Red Cedar River. Williamston is a hidden gem, one worth taking the time to discover.
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