“Trifles”, Susan Glaspell’s 1916 one-act play regarded as a classic piece of first-wave feminist literature, is based on a true story of how two women protected a battered wife who murdered her husband by hiding evidence that otherwise went undetected by police.
The original 1974 musical Working is very much of its time. Based on celebrated Chicago radio journalist Studs Terkel’s oral history, it told the individual stories, in their own words, of working class Americans.
The "Funny Girl" Broadway tour, currently in production at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids, has changed it all.
“Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties” is so provocative we can’t put in print the play’s full title.
SpongeBob: It was a cartoon. I knew that much. But that was about all I knew before taking my seat in Grand Rapids Civic’s lovely Easter egg of a theater.
Nine hundred twenty-eight presenting artists, $200,000 in grants, 153 venues in and around Grand Rapids and an impressive $400,000 in prizes—even after a decade since its inception, ArtPrize continues to see new changes and edits each year.
Arts exhibitions and performances have returned in full swing to West Michigan. This season, there’s absolutely no shortage of concerts, symphonies, plays, musicals, ballet, visual arts and beyond.
Every now and then in theatre, you come across a performance so delightful, so inspired, the material from which it springs hardly matters.