Beyond Play: Art, Access, and Community Vitality

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-06-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Play is important... it’s not frivolous, it’s not just for kids, it’s crucial for development, it’s why humans are a creative species and it’s what pushes us to do new things,” says Alex Forist, the...

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2nd Ward candidates show their lighter side in run-up to election

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

Could plural politics become singular?  Would it be politic to call politics an illusion? Most importantly, can politics be fun? Yes, yes, and yes were suggested by “Democracy at Play,” an election forum for 2nd ward City Commission...

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Circle Theatre continues 66th season with 'Leading Ladies'

by (circletheatre)

Submitted 08-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

Circle Theatre, Grand Rapids’ go-to destination for exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting, will continue their 66th Main Stage season with a production of Leading Ladies starting on Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. inside the...

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"God of Carnage" will take the stage at Dog Story Theater this Friday

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 02-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

After 11 year old boys Benjamin and Henry get into a fight on the playground, resulting in one child getting hit in the mouth and losing a few teeth, the four parents meet to discuss the unpleasantness calmly and politely. However, as tempers rise...

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GRCM joins Museums for All, helping low-income families to play together

by (Grand Rapids Ch...)

Submitted 02-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of...

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One-on-one interview with "Holes" guest director, Jason Marlett

by (GRCT)

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

This fall, Civic Theatre season asks the question: How much of a persons’ destiny depends on fate and can that fate be changed? From Septembers’ emotionally charged "Good People" to the upcoming adventures in "Holes...

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Civic Theatre's summer youth program provides hands-on experience

by (GRCT)

Submitted 07-26-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

When summer promptly rolls around, kids – usually – dream of days occupied with lounging by the pool, campfires, and, the most vital for an unforgettable summer, no classrooms. That isn’t quite the case for Clarissa Mousel and rest...

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World Premiere of Mob Play "Boardwalk Blues" at Dog Story Theater

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 06-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

The University Wits are a Grand Rapids theatre company in their fourth season and are recognized for excellence in theatrical design. They are best known for creating original works as well as producing published classics. Their upcoming production...

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Play exploring racial issues based on actual experiences of local community members showing at Wealthy Theatre

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-01-2016 under NEWS

A play grappling with racial issues in the West Michigan area, “LINES:The Lived Experience of Race 2016” is showing this weekend, April 1-3, 2016 at the Wealthy Theatre. Actors will be performing the actual experiences and words of local...

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Restaurant Week Specials include Dinner AND a Show

by (Heritage Theatr...)

Submitted 08-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

What better to do after a fantastic dinner during Restaurant Week, than to go see a musical about people in the food service industry?   Heritage Theatre Group presents TIP$ the Musical.  This original show features snark, sass and...

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