In Susan Glaspell's classic one-act drama, an isolated small-town community is deeply troubled when a well-respected farmer is strangled to death in his own bed, and his timid wife is arrested for the sinister crime. More…
As the men search the Wrights’ farmhouse for clues, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale wait in the one room deemed to be unimportant to the investigation: the kitchen. But what the two women discover as they wait not only could solve the case: it could profoundly change the course of both of their lives. A blend of murder mystery and social commentary, 'Trifles' thoughtfully examines traditional gender roles in early 20th century American life and explores how these ideas are still hauntingly relevant today.
As part of the 'Telling Trifles' festival, each performances of 'Trifles' will be followed by a free performance or workshop of a new play inspired by 'Trifles' or the playwright Susan Glaspell. For more information, consult Hunger and Thirst's website.
See it if If you enjoy short plays that are thought-provoking and deceptively simple with some great acting and writing!
Don't see it if You like only main-stream theatre that is commercial as this is in a lovely theatre in a church uptown and intimate.
See it if You are interested in resuscitating a little-know woman playwright and enjoy nuanced scripts and acting.
Don't see it if An abrupt ending that leaves you wanting more will bother you.
Also Makes me want to know what else she wrote. A feminist at work.
See it if You’d like a unique opportunity to see a well written and acted play by a long forgotten excellent playwright
Don't see it if You do not enjoy shows from another era or need a more lengthy show
See it if you are a theater buff: this is a good production of an important, infrequently performed play by America’s 1st important woman playwright.
Don't see it if you don’t much care for 1-acts, or for semi-obscure plays rooted in another era.
See it if You want to see an insightful play about women's solidarity & experiences. Susan Glaspell's work is underproduced given their importance.
Don't see it if You would get irritated by somewhat cliched male characters
See it if you enjoy murder mysteries and are interested in seeing shows that are set in the early 20th century.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of one act plays or of shows that take place in the past.
See it if See it if you want to see a period piece with relevance today, based on true events that will stay with you.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you want a longer play for your money.
See it if Men investigating a murder get nowhere while women solve the crime by examining trifles.
Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a small production of a classic.
See it if u like under appreciated female voices in American theater history. Mixed bag in terms of acting performance, but female leads were great.
Don't see it if You're expecting a full-length evening of work. It's a one act. Left us wanting more.
See it if you like shorts. 3 new Glaspell-inspired works follow Trifles. They are less pioneering but more entertaining.
Don't see it if Even though this story’s regularly revived on Law & Order and PBS Masterpiece Mysteries, this production highlights the play's datedness.
See it if you binge-watched The Handmaid's Tale. Even though the play was written almost a century ago, it still feels relevant today.
Don't see it if you need spectacle. It's a very simple production.
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