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

Tickets on sale September 10, 2019


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.


Dani Cochrane

Tobin Hissong

Karen Sheridan

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