The Safe House
A Michigan Premiere!
October 3 - November 3, 2019
Written by Kristine Thatcher
Directed by Casaundra Freeman
Made possible in part through the generous support of Plante Moran
THE SAFE HOUSE pays tribute to family ties, to loved ones long gone and to the difficult decisions families who care about each other must make. It is a gentle, loving play... an evening of hope, comfort and smiles.- Encore Michigan
The play is largely a character study brought to sparkling life by the incomparable Karen Sheridan as grandmother, Hannah. Though her characters are very different, they share a remarkable note of sincerity and charm and the pulse of her characters’ inner-life.- G.L.U.T.
Sheridan is perfectly cast in this role, imbuing her character with charm and wit, with a deep sense of humor.- Lansing City Pulse
Kristine Thatcher has indeed written a beautiful play and Williamston has treated it with the sensitivity it deserves.- GlickArts
It is 1982, Bridget returns home to Lansing looking for a respite from a failing NYC acting career, and a troubled, abusive marriage. Longing for the comfort of a stay with her grandmother Hannah, what she finds is a family struggling with change. Hannah, the strong, independent matriarch of the family, is no longer as self-sufficient as she was, and her family is at odds on how to best ensure her safety. With gentle humor, honesty, and heart, this play is a beautiful examination of family, transition, and the importance of being there for each other. Williamston Theatre’s first production of a play by Lansing’s own Kristine Thatcher.
Scenic Designer: Gabriella Csapo
Lighting Designer: Shannon Schweitzer
Costume Designer: Holly Iler
Properties Designer: Michelle Raymond
Sound Designer: Sonja Marquis
Pay-What-You-Can: October 3
Previews: October 4-6
Official Opening Night: October 11
Military Matinee: October 12 at 3pm
Conversation Sunday: October 27
Photo credit: Chris Purchis