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Victors of Character: Encore Performance

Victors of Character: Encore Performance

Date and Time

Thursday, March 1, 2018
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


  • Haas Center for Performing Arts » Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre


A new play written by a Grand Valley theater faculty member dramatizes a moment from President Gerald R. Ford's time playing football at University of Michigan that shaped his views on social justice. 

"Victors of Character: A Story of Loyalty, Integrity, and the Courage to Make a Difference" will be performed March 1 at 8 p.m. in the Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre, located in the Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts on the Allendale Campus. Tickets for this performance will be free, and distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis before the show beginning at 7 p.m. There will be 100 seats available.

The event is being presented in a collaborative effort between Grand Valley and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

The 45-minute play, written by Allison Metz, associate professor of theater, is based on the 2016 documentary "Black and Blue" by Brian Kruger and Buddy Moorehouse. The film tells the story of the 1934 game between University of Michigan and Georgia Institute of Technology.





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