Theatre at Grand Valley


season

Fall 2020

Student Play Reading Series

October 7, 8, 14, and 15 
7:00 p.m.
www.gvsu.edu/mtd/livestream

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The Arraignment of Paris

October 21
5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
www.gvsu.edu/mtd/livestream

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The Revolutionists

November 9, 11, and 13
7:30 p.m.

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Winter 2021

P.S. Series: A Night of One Acts

February 18 & 19
https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/46855

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Victors of Character

March 5, 12, and 13
https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/46856

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P.S. Series: Orphan Trains

March 25 & 26

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Ernest Maltravers

April 23, 24, and 25

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Student Play Reading Series

October 7, 8, 14, 15

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance invites you to our Student Play Reading Series!

Over the course of four days in October, we will be reading 4 different plays written by GVSU students:

Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Sins by A. Shull

Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Bang Bang by Meredith Fletcher

Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Are You OK? by Chavala Ymker

Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Saga by Hamlet Arnott


All readings will be streamed on www.gvsu.edu/mtd/livestream. Feedback opportunities will be provided. 


The Arraignment of Paris

October 21

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Photo by Bridgett Vanderhoof

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival presents
The Arraignment of Paris
directed by Marcus Chapman

This short, 10-15 minute script depicts the not-so-friendly competition between three Roman Goddesses that began the legendary Trojan War. Juno, Pallas, and Venus are all walking in a forest, when they discover the most beautiful sight, a golden fruit from the tree of Prosephine. They decide it should be a gift granted to the fairest of them, and since they cannot agree on it themselves, they decide the next man they see shall be the judge. Paris, a long lost prince of Troy, by chance of fate, happens to be that very man. 
 
October 21 
5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

www.gvsu.edu/mtd/livestream


The Revolutionists

November 9, 11, 13

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Theatre at Grand Valley presents
The Revolutionists
by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Karen Libman

November 7, 9, 11
7:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE REVOLUTIONISTS
"Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold." (Dramatists Play Services)


P.S. Series

Our Performance Studio Series are completely student-run and provides opportunities for students to create theatre from the ground up. 

A Night of One Acts

February 18 & 19
7:30 PM
FREE Virtual Production
Streamed on ShowTix4U

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Night of One Acts Online Program

Orphan Trains

by Deborah Craig
Directed by Marcus Chapman

March 25 & 26
7:30 PM

Ticket Information Forthcoming


victors of character

Victors of Character

March 5
10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

March 12
9:00 AM and 12:00 PM

March 13
2:00 PM

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Photo by Jason James Flannery of the original production

Theatre at Grand Valley presents
Victors of Character
by Dr. Allison Manville Metz
Directed by El Setera

Originally commissioned for the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, this play by GVSU Theatre professor Dr. Allison Metz highlights the relationship between a young Gerald Ford and his teammate on the football field at the University of Michigan, Willis Ward. 


Ernest Maltravers

Theatre at Grand Valley presents
Ernest Maltravers 
by Louisa Medina
Directed by Katherine Mayberry
April 23, 24, and 25

This 19th-century American Melodrama based on the popular novel of the same name follows Alice Darvil as she learns all about love, adventure, and family.

All Production Photos are Jan Lewis Photography unless otherwise stated.