actors' theatre

Catalyst Radio: Actors' Theatre's new, thought-provoking season

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-16-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Kyle Los, executive director of Actors' Theatre, shares the mission and vision of the theatre company - to bring West Michigan "entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking theatre." Kyle discusses the way they use...

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Art in our own backyard

by (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 08-26-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Jessa Timmer Every autumn, the City of Grand Rapids begins to ramp up the fanfare and media attention on a very large and very popular art competition. It’s a really interesting time to be a Grand Rapidian as it seems every person...

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A ferocious "County" at Actors' Theatre

by (austinlb)

Submitted 05-20-2012 under OPINION

I’ve never been big on soap opera — the comas, faked scuba accidents, and love children aside, I just never believed that much damage could happen to one family. There has to be an upper boundary to what people can endure before...

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Actors' Theatre wraps Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening with two sold out shows

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 12-19-2011 under OPINION

Teen angst is timeless, and when done right can win a few Tony Awards (read: eight), as Spring Awakening, the rock musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, did in 2007. An adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1892 “children...

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RUST: A sympathetic portrait of post-industrial Michigan

by (tfox)

Submitted 10-02-2011 under OPINION

If the stories of individuals impacted by the closing of the Wyoming General Motors plant were not told with the actual words of those interviewed, Austin Bunn’s play RUST could be reduced to a narrative of nostalgia or fatalism...

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Review: "The Drawer Boy" at Actors' Theatre

by (austinlb)

Submitted 05-16-2010 under OPINION

Actors' Theatre's production of "The Drawer Boy" This melodrama is a "three-hander" — just three characters — in which decades-old secrets get revealed, a main character has a disability, and a naïve young actor learns lessons. The actors, G.M....

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