Announcing the 2015 – 2016 Williamston Theatre 10th Anniversary Season

I’m really excited about next season!

Rounding Third
by Richard Dresser
September 24, 2015 – November 1, 2015

ROUNDING THIRD is the tumultuous, hilarious journey of two Little League coaches through an entire season.  Don is the tough, blue-collar, win-at-all-costs veteran coach whose son is the star pitcher. Michael is a newcomer to baseball who believes that the job of the coach is to make sure everyone has fun. Don thinks they should be teaching the kids how to win. Out of these conflicting philosophies, the real issues of the play emerge: How should we raise our children? Do we protect our children as long as possible? Or do we prepare them to be tough enough to win? And what does it mean to be an American man? (An encore presentation from our first season, in celebration of our 10th Anniversary!)

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
by Tom Mula
November 19, 2015 – December 20, 2015

“Marley was dead, to begin with…”—and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who named Bogle who acts as his guide. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge’s heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own. 

Too Much, Too Much, Too Many
by Meghan Kennedy
January 28, 2016 – February 28, 2016

Following the death of her husband, Rose locks herself in her bedroom for the better part of a year,  leaving her daughter Emma to care for her through the closed door. When the church sends a pastor to help coax Rose out of her room, he soon finds that Rose is not the only one using barriers to hide her true feelings.  Bittersweet, poignant, and touchingly funny, TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY is a compelling new drama about the walls we build to protect our hearts––and deciding when it’s time to break them down.

The Decade Dance*
by Joseph Zettelmaier
March 31, 2016 – May 1, 2016

Roger Weems, recently returned from Vietnam, meets Nina Reynolds, an African American student activist, during a Kent State rally. A one-night stand becomes a ten-year journey as Rog and Nina navigate a relationship against the backdrop of a turbulent decade. Ten scenes set against various social events of the 70s provide a glimpse into a country trying to find itself, and two people trying to find their place in it.

Chapatti
by Christian O’Reilly
May 26, 2016 – June 26, 2016

Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal-lovers living in Dublin.  When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship.

Summer Retreat*
by Annie Martin
July 14, 2016 – August 21, 2016

Three friends from college days long ago come back together at the cottage where they spent their summers. However, instead of a sweet reunion, this gathering collapses into chaos and comedy. What happen when the bonds of friendship run as deep as family, but it’s a family you would like to strangle?  This funny caper stretches the bonds of friendship and asks “how far are you willing to go for the people that hold your secrets.”

* World Premiere

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