Dark Nights In Billtown is our opportunity to explore interesting plays, topics and conversation with our audience members. Join us for staged readings of three plays throughout the season, read by professional actors under the guidance of professional directors. These scaled down evenings let us bring more theatrical experiences, many of which we might not be able to produce on our stage because of physical or budgetary limitations, to you.
Mark your calendars! We will be doing three Monday night readings throughout the 2018-2019 Season on October 15, 2018, February 11, 2019, and April 8, 2019.
Monday, October 15 at 7pm
A new musical adapted from the play Belinda: An April Folly by A. A. Milne
Adaptation and Lyrics by Alisa Hauser
Music by David Mallamud
Directed by Tony Caselli
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger
Before A.A Milne introduced Winnie the Pooh to the world, he gave us BELINDA. In 1918, the deliciously comedic and romantic play Belinda: An April Folly premiered on the West End. Belinda was ahead of her time, dipping into the battle of the sexes in this delightful English country romp. Fast forward to 2018 – the extraordinary team of Emmy nominated Alisa Hauser (Book Adaptation and Lyrics) and David Mallamud (Composer) once again bring Belinda to life in this dynamic new chamber musical adaptation. This staged reading is a collaboration between the Williamston Theatre and the MSU Department of Theatre, where Ms. Hauser is currently on faculty. The show’s creators will be present for the reading and will be part of this workshop process. Featuring Rusty Broughton, Sarah Davis, Keith Kalinowski, Jacqueline Lee, Billy Robinson, and Emily Sutton-Smith.
Suggested donation of $10 at the door. Call the box office to reserve your seat beginning on October 2.