The Williamston Theatre won several awards recently!
Pulsar Awards (The Lansing City Pulse):
Best Play Of The Year: This Wonderful Life
Best Actor in a Play: John Lepard, This Wonderful Life
Best Ensemble Acting: The Smell Of The Kill
Thespie Awards (Lansing State Journal):
Best Original Script: It Came From Mars, by Joseph Zettelmaier*
Best Actor in a Play: Aral Gribble, An Infinite Ache
(The Best Actor award had a footnote saying "Coming very close was John Lepard in This Wonderful Life", another Williamston show.)
Best Director of a Play: Tony Caselli, It Came From Mars*
Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Teri Clark Linden, The Smell Of The Kill
Best Ensemble Acting: It Came From Mars*
We also got two special Thespie mentions:
»Chris Purchis, for stepping into Williamston’s “The Smell of the Kill,” the day after Teri Clark Linden was injured in a car accident; Purchis carried a script, but convincingly leaped into the physical role.
»And Linden, for being back in the role the next week.
Congratulations to all of the theatres, nominees and winners of both awards- what a great way to celebrate the wonderful amount of theatre in this area!
*It Came From Mars was a co-production with the Performance Network, so congrats to them as well!