Dec. 9 2010 12:00 AM

Williamston Theatre receives grant for special matinees

Oedipus may have some trouble with his eyes, but local high school students will have an easier time seeing him this February at Williamston Theatre: The theater just received a grant from the Verizon Foundation to provide free tickets to matinees of its upcoming production of "Oedipus."

The Williamston show is adapted from Sophocles' original text by Tony Caselli and Annie Martin. It begins previews Jan. 27. Students from East Lansing, Mason and Williamston will be invited to special performances during the run, which continues through Feb. 20.

very excited to be continuing our School Day Matinee Program with this play,”
says Williamston executive director John Lepard. “Students will have a unique opportunity
to see this classic tragedy come to life. It’s the best way to learn about
drama and storytelling.”

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