The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds closed a great run yesterday, and we’re really appreciative of all the support the show was given by audiences and critics.
This was a great week for us at Williamston Theatre.
See, a couple of years ago, when we sat around a table and made plans to start the theatre, a few of the things that we knew we wanted to do were: to do good theatre that moved people, to provide another place for Michigan artists to be employed, to work with up-and-coming generations of theatre artists, and to work on collaborations with other groups.
Well, we’ve managed to do all of those things, but over the last week we had a bunch of those happen all in the span of a few days. A show at Williamston Theatre that involved several MSU students onstage and off, and some faculty designers, closed to full houses and great reviews. A show that I directed at MSU had a great 2 weekend run and the student actors and designers there put in some very fine work. And we began production meetings for the show that we’re co-producing with Tipping Point Theatre in Northville, MI. A show that will have performance runs at both theatres, and give several actors, designers and crew people over 3 months of work.
Now, there are things that could be better. The economy could be better. Overall attendance could be better. The sightlines around the poles in our theatre could be better, and corporate donations could be better.
Still… there are some things that are working quite nicely.