Celebrating Five Years
And The Creek Don’t Rise
By Joseph Zettelmaier
July 7 – August 14, 2011
Directed by Joseph Albright
Rob and Maddie, longtime Michiganders and one of the many casualties of economic downsizing, find themselves experiencing a severe case of culture shock after they move to a small town in Georgia for a new job. When their friendly next-door neighbor invites Rob to join him in a Civil War reenactment, a simple and comical misunderstanding ignites a hilarious private civil war between the neighbors that threatens to demolish the couple’s new life before it even begins. Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier’s heartwarming tale is a story of survival, acceptance and embracing a new homeland. A World Premiere.
Joseph Zettelmaier (playwright) is a three-time nominee for the American Theatre Critics Award for best new play, first in 2006 for All Childish Things (produced at Planet Ant Theatre & BoarsHead Theatre) next in 2007 for Language Lessons (produced at Performance Network) and most recently in 2010 for It Came From Mars (produced by Williamston Theatre and Performance Network). Mr. Zettelmaier was one of the playwrights of Flyover, USA: Voices From Men of the Midwest in the WT’s 2008-2009 Season. Other produced plays include Dr. Seward’s Dracula, Snow Angels, Blackwater Ballad, Night Blooming, Point of Origin, and The Stillness Between Breaths. Point of Origin won Best Locally Created Script 2002 from the Ann Arbor News. The Stillness Between Breaths won Best New Play 2005 from the Oakland Press, was selected to appear in the 2005 National New Play Network’s Festival of New Plays and was named Best New Play 2007 by the Ann Arbor News. Mr. Zettelmaier is an associate artist at Performance Network, and an adjunct lecturer at Eastern Michigan University.
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SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS
Registration happening now! Back by popular demand are our individual workshops for teens in Improv, Auditioning, Scene Study and Musical Theatre. Each workshop covers a specific skill. They are designed as stand-alone workshops, not continuing from week to week. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many workshops as they like! Students who have attended classes at the Williamston Theatre covering these areas are encouraged to return, as new skills will be explored commensurate with each student’s skill level. Call the theatre for more info!
122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston, MI 48895
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