2017 - 2018 Season
Theatre at Grand Valley, now a part of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, is preparing for our 2017 - 2018 season. We hope you will join us for more outstanding theatre performances as we celebrate our 46th season and premiere new facilities in the Thomas J. and Marica J. Haas Center for Performing Arts!
For the past 46 years, Theatre at Grand Valley has offered affordable, compelling, and entertaining theatre that is artistically exceptional as well as challenging and educational to our students and community. We take great pride in offering a quality theatre program that explores different cultures, social issues, and themes so we hope you will consider joining us for all of our productions and enjoy another outstanding season of great theatrical performances.
Please either click here to receive our 2018 - 2019 season brochure.
Theatre at Grand Valley presents
Written by Archibald MacLeish
Directed by Roger Ellis
March 23 – 31, 2018
Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus
March 23, 24, 28, 29 & 30 . . . . 7:30 p.m.
March 25 & March 31 . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.
Adults $12.00, Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $10.00, Students/groups $6.00
Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.
Purchase tickets through the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, calling 616-331-2300, the Kirkhof 2020 Desk, or telecharge Startickets at 888-585-3737 or on-line at Startickets.
The play opens in "a corner inside an enormous circus tent". Two vendors, Mr. Zuss (evoking the chief Greek god Zeus; zuss is also German for "sweet") and Nickles (i.e. "Old Nick," a folk name for the Devil) begin the play-within-a-play by assuming the roles of God and Satan, respectively. They overhear J.B., a wealthy banker, describe his prosperity as a just reward for his faithfulness to God. Scorning him, Nickles wagers that J.B. will curse God if his life is ruined. Nickles and Zuss then watch as J.B.'s children are killed and his property is ruined and the former millionaire is left to the streets. J.B. is then visited by three Comforters (representing History, Science and Religion) who each offer a different explanation for his plight. J.B. declines to believe any of them, instead asking God himself to explain. Instead he encounters Zuss and Nickles. Nickles urges him to commit suicide in order to spite God; Zuss offers him his old life back if he will promise to obey God. J.B. rejects them both, and instead finds comfort in the person of his wife Sarah. The play ends with the two building a new life together.
P S Series
Written by Jean-Paul Sartre
Directed by GVSU Theatre student, Bruno Streck Rodrigues
April 5, 6, and 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 8 @ 2 p.m.
All tickets are general admission $6.00
Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional.
Purchase tickets through the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, calling 616-331-2300, the Kirkhof 2020 Desk, or Startickets.
Bard To Go!
Our Touring Bard To Go 2017:
THE WONDER OF WILL: THIS IS YOUR AFTERLIFE!
What happens when The Bard himself, William Shakespeare, is brought back to life and taken on a rollicking ride through his most famous plays? Eight plays in 50 minutes—but will Will remember that he truly is the most famous English language playwright in the world? Featuring scenes from Hamlet Richard III, A Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and The Merchant of Venice.
Touring area high schools in the Fall of 2017! For details please contact Katherine Mayberry to schedule your high school at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Is Your Life!
Bard To Go - 2017-18
Flex Passes & Dress Circle
You can purchase our 2017 - 2018 Flex Passes, either 4 or 6, that may be redeemed in August for any of our productions in our 2017 - 2018 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.
And our Dress Circle supports our Shakespeare Scholarships and Assistantships throughout the year in any amount! Click here to donate!