Williamston Theatre starts 2017 with the World Premiere of 'A Painted Window'


"A Painted Window" begins with five preview performances starting Jan. 26. During the first four previews audience members will have the opportunity to take part in the process of creating a show by participating in a talkback session with the director and playwright following each performance. The official opening night is Feb. 3 at 8 p.m., with the show scheduled to run through Feb. 26. Performances will run Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. with additional 3 p.m. matinees on Saturdays starting Feb. 4. The Conversation Sunday for "A Painted Window" is Feb. 19.

How deep do the bonds of sisterhood go? "A Painted Window" catalogues the reunion of two sisters, Josephine and Sylvia, that used to giggle together late at night, yet now stand worlds apart. Forced to move in together after decades of estrangement, the two women struggle to reconcile their past, navigate the present and plan their future. "A Painted Window" is a beautifully crafted play about family, loss, regret and the staggering power of fear, but it's also a keen dissection of identity, classism, racism, and the havoc that consumerism, greed and entitlement have wreaked on the American Dream. Ultimately, though, this is a play about love.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can for the preview on Jan. 26. Remaining preview tickets are still $15. Starting opening night, adult tickets prices are $30 for Friday and Saturday evenings, $27 for Saturday and Sunday matinees and $25 for Thursday evenings. Senior citizens (65 and older) and members of the military receive a $2 discount on all tickets. Student tickets (with a valid student ID) remain $10 for all performances. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more (booked at least 1 week in advance through the box office). Tickets can be purchased Tuesday-Friday from 12-6 p.m. by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469) or by visiting the box office, and ordered online up until 1 1/2 hours prior to the performance by visiting www.williamstontheatre.org. Please be aware that payment is required at the time the reservation is made.

This originally appeared at www.encoremichigan.org, the online site covering professional theater in Michigan.

Performances begin Jan. 26 and run through Feb. 26. The Williamston Theatre is located at 122 S. Putnam Street, just three doors south of the Four Corners intersection of Putnam Street and Grand River Ave., in the heart of historic downtown Williamston. Call 517-655-7469.
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