End Days

by Deborah Zoe Laufer
January 24 – February 24, 2013

It’s 2003, and sixteen-year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And the Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all.  Hilariously funny and achingly poignant, End Days takes us on a wonderful journey exploring love, loss and the healing power of family.  (Contains Mature Language and Themes)

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Preview Video


Eric Eilersen, Andrew Head, Lydia Hiller, John Manfredi and Emily Sutton-Smith

Performance Schedule

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
Saturdays at 3PM (starting the 2nd week of the run)
Sundays at 2PM

Ticket Prices

Pay-What-You-Can ~ Thursday, January 24 at 8pm
Preview performances January 25, 26, 27 & 31 ~ $15
Beginning February 1 at 8pm:
Thursday evenings ~ $20
Friday and Saturday evenings ~ $25
Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ $22
Student tickets (with valid ID) ~ $10
Senior discount (65 and older) ~ $2 off regular ticket price

In The Press

REVIEW: Williamston Theatre show End Days explores importance of family
Emily Caswell, MLive.comREVIEW: Williamston Theatre Shines Yet Again
Dana Casadei, LansingOnlineNews.com

REVIEW: Williamston’s End Days Brilliant, Moving
Ken Glickman, Lansing State Journal

REVIEW: Apocalypse Wednesday?
Martin F. Kohn, EncoreMichigan.com

REVIEW: Days to remember
Tom Helma, Lansing City Pulse

INTERVIEW: Q&A with John Manfredi
Emily Caswell, MLive.com

PREVIEW: The Physicist, The King and the Son of God
Dylan Sowle, Lansing City Pulse

PREVIEW: Three Groups Collaborate
– Kate O’Neill, Lansing State Journal

Other Links of Interest

Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufter’s WebsiteBlog Post from a patron about attending the first preview of End Days.

The Livingston Post Blog: The Apocalypse is over but Williamston Theatre invites you to witness End Days. By Susan Parcheta.