ShakespeareTaking Shakespeare

By John Murrell
Directed by Mary Job

May 18 – June 18, 2017

A Michigan Premiere!

Many thanks to the Production Sponsor, MSU Federal Credit Union.



The Production

When a longtime, disillusioned college professor is asked to tutor her dean’s son through his freshman Shakespeare class, she finds it to be as much a test for her as it is for him. Although they seem to have nothing in common, as they explore the Bard’s Othello together, they learn more about each other—and themselves—than either is ready to admit. While they draw strength from the play, they come to understand what it means to live up to expectations. This gentle comedy explores the power of storytelling.

Set Designer: Jeremy Hopgood
Lighting Designer: Heather Leighann Brown
Costume Designer: Karen Kangas-Preston
Sound Designer: Quintessa Gallinat
Props Designer: Stefanie Din
Stage Manager: Paige Conway
Asst. to SM: Monica Tanner, Katelyn Hodge, Katelyn Wilson


Terry Heck and Michael Lopetrone

Performance Schedule


Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
Saturdays at 3PM (beginning Saturday, May 27)
Sundays at 2PM
Conversation Sunday: June 11, 2017
Military Matinee: Saturday, May 27 @ 3pm

Ticket Prices


Pay-What-You-Can ~ Thursday, May 18
Preview Performances ~ Friday, May 19 – Thursday, May 25: $15
Opening Night ~ Friday, May 26 @ 8pm: $30
Beginning Saturday, May 27:
Thursday evenings ~ $25
Friday and Saturday evenings ~ $30
Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ $27
Student tickets (with valid ID) ~ $10
Senior discount (65 and older) ~ $2 off regular ticket price
Military discount ~ $2 off regular ticket price
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In The Press

 Review: Self Discovery and Shakespeare – Lansing City Pulse

Review: Taking Shakespeare to a new level at Williamston –

Preview/Review: Williamston Theatre Opening Night of Taking Shakespeare – The Mitten Adventure

Preview: Humorously Human, Taking Shakespeare explores teacher-student battles – Lansing City Pulse