Plenty of Room for Hopes and Dreams in the “Doublewide” at Williamston

By Daniel Skora The Starkeys live in a doublewide, one of those prefab homes that gives those who dwell within several hundred additional square feet of living space even while providing a more discriminating way of making it known to friends and acquaintances that the place they call home is but a mere trailer. Doublewide … More Plenty of Room for Hopes and Dreams in the “Doublewide” at Williamston

“Poison” Goes Down Exceptionally Well at Williamston

By Daniel Skora Williamston Theatre is presenting the World Premiere of “Our Lady of Poison”, Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier’s latest play. The drama, set in Rome in the year 1659, tells the story of three women caught up in an intrigue involving love and murder. Giulia Tofana (Janet Haley) is an apothecary who, besides providing … More “Poison” Goes Down Exceptionally Well at Williamston

Beau Provides Jest at Williamston

By Daniel Skora Williamston Theatre is currently presenting “Beau Jest”. No, not that “Beau Geste”, the one about the three brothers who leave England to join the French Foreign Legion and end up in Algeria fighting desert tribes. There wouldn’t enough room on the Williamston stage to accommodate all those restless hordes of desert fighters, … More Beau Provides Jest at Williamston

Political Beliefs Ripe for a “Taming” at Williamston

By Daniel Skora In 2016, Lauren Gunderson was the most produced living playwright in America…and with good reason. Her plays are witty, intellectually stimulating, and contain strong female characters. As far as theatres are concerned, they’ve a practical side too. A good many of her plays are written for a cast of two to four … More Political Beliefs Ripe for a “Taming” at Williamston

“Murder For Two” a Feast for Many at Williamston

By Daniel Skora Though the invitation seems suggestive of a small, intimate affair, “Murder For Two”, the musical comedy currently being presented at Williamston Theatre, is anything but. The number of possible suspects in the murder of famous mystery novelist Arthur Whitney numbers in the double digits. Whitney took the bullet that done him in … More “Murder For Two” a Feast for Many at Williamston

1984 + 101 Equals Frightening Future at Williamston

By Daniel Skora George Orwell may very well yet be proven right: governments may come to control not only our every action but our thought processes as well. What he didn’t get right was that freedom dies slowly, and his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, which was published in 1949, gave the process leading to total control … More 1984 + 101 Equals Frightening Future at Williamston

Two Sisters Have Dramatic Reunion at Williamston

By Daniel Skora It’s George Bernard Shaw to whom the sentiment “It’s a shame that youth is wasted on the young” is usually attributed. Had Mr. Shaw given his creative juices free rein the day he wrote that little gem, he could very easily have followed it up with this: “It’s a shame that riches … More Two Sisters Have Dramatic Reunion at Williamston