Theatre at Grand Valley 2019/2020 Season


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Welcome to another wonderful season of Theatre at Grand Valley. Our season begins with the Mainstage performance for the 26th annual Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in September and October. In November, What We’re Up Against opens in the Keller Black Box, exploring contemporary gender politics in the workplace. February brings us the 2012 update of Studs Terkel’s Working, and our Mainstage season concludes with John Millington Synge’s comedy, The Playboy of the Western World

Our Performance Studio Series gives students the chance to realize full productions with the guidance of faculty. Our 2020 Performance Studio Series productions are Almost, Maine by John Cariani and Vanities by Jack Heifner.


Mainstage Season

A Midsummer Night's Dream

presented by the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Roger Ellis

September 27 - October 6, 2019
Louis Armstrong Theatre, Haas Center for Performing Arts

Performances:
September 27, 28, October 3, 4 & 5 @ 7:30pm
October 5 and October 6 @ 2:00pm

Prices: Adults - $16.00, GVSU faculty/staff and all seniors - $14.00, all students - $7.00 and groups of 10 or more - $10.00 Reserved seating.

 

What We're Up Against

presented by Theatre at Grand Valley

Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Karen Libman

November 15 - 24, 2019

What We’re Up Against explores the ways women are both quietly and loudly undermined in male-dominated professions, and how one young architect reacts to this seemingly impenetrable glass ceiling. The New York Times referred to What We’re Up Against as cathartic and clarifying, a map of a minefield drawn in bold cartoon colors.”

Prices: Adults - $16.00, GVSU faculty/staff and all seniors - $14.00, all students - $7.00 and groups of 10 or more - $10.00 Reserved seating

Working

presented by Grand Valley Opera Theatre

Songs by Craig Carnelia, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers, Micki Grant and Susan Birkenhead
From the book by Studs Terkel

Direction and Choreography by Ericka Mac
Music Direction by Brendan Hollins

February 7 - 16, 2020
February 7, 8, 14 & 15 @ 7:30pm
February 9 & 16 @ 2:00pm

Louis Armstrong Theatre, Haas Center for Performing Arts

Prices: Adults - $17.00, GVSU faculty/staff and all seniors - $15.00, all students - $7.00 and groups of 10 or more - $10.00 Reserved seating.

(INDEFINITELY POSTPONED) The Playboy of the Western World

presented by Theatre at Grand Valley

Written by John Millington Synge

In Synge’s classic text, young farmer Christy Mahon learns that “there's a great gap between a gallous story and a dirty deed.” Set in an Irish pub in the wilds of West Ireland in the early 1900s, The Playboy of the Western World explores the curious dynamic between the truth and a good story. While the play originally opened to riots and boycotts, it now stands as Synge’s most produced work. 

March 27 - April 5, 2020 (Indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19)

Prices: Adults - $16.00, GVSU faculty/staff and all seniors - $14.00, all students - $7.00 and groups of 10 or more - $10.00


 


2020 Performance Studio Series

Almost, Maine

by John Cariani
Directed by Marcus Chapman

February 20-23, 2020
Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre

Thursday at 7:30 PM
Saturday at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM

All tickets: $7

Vanities

by Jack Heifner
Directed by Allison Gilde

February 20-23, 2020
Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre

Friday at 7:30 PM
Saturday at 2:00 PM
Sunday at 7:30 PM

All tickets: $7


Tickets and Box Office Information

Tickets for Louis Armstrong Theatre Shows

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Working


 

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Tickets for Keller Black Box Shows

What We're Up Against
Almost, Maine
Vanities
The Playboy of the Western World

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Patrons may purchase tickets by cash, check or credit/debit cards:

  • In person at the Box Office in GVSU's Haas Center for Performing Arts, Allendale Campus, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, no additional fee.
  • Call 616-331-2300 to use a credit or debit card with a $1 or $2 additional fee

Tickets may be purchased with credit/debit cards over the phone or on-line for an additional fee:

  • Louis Armstrong Theatre Box Office at 616-331-2300
  • On-line at www.etix.com

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Please feel free to call our Box Office with questions regarding group rates, show content, running time, directions, parking, accessibility, 'sign interpreted' performances for the hearing-impaired, and other matters.

  • All sales are final however exchanges will be permitted based on availabilityLatecomers will be seated at the first available opportunity in the performance.
  • Parking on weekdays after 6:30pm is free in all lots except in designated accessible spots
  • Parking on weekends is free except in designated accessible spots
  • Tickets purchased on the day of the performance will increase $1.00 per ticket. We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance.
  • For performances, the box office will be open:
    • week days from 10am to performance
    • weekend, 2pm performances, at noon
    • weekend, 7:30pm performances, at 5pm

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The Imaginary Invalid, 2019


Flex Passes

You can purchase our 2019 - 2020 Flex Passes, either 4 or 6, that may be redeemed in August for any of our productions in our 2019 - 2020 season!

Our Flex Passes are:

4 Flex Passes - $40.00 for adults, $32.00 for faculty, seniors, and $20.00 for all students.

6 Flex Passes - $60.00 for adults, $48.00 for faculty, seniors, and $30.00 for all students.


All Production Photos are Jan Lewis Photography unless otherwise stated.