Monthly Archives: October 2010

“Denali” – Tonight Only!

As part of Actors’ Theatre ongoing commitment to new works, we are proud to present this workshop performance – for one night only – in association with Working Group Theatre.

Who owns the story of survival? One summer, three childhood friends attempt to summit Mt. McKinley in Alaska’s Denali National Park — and only two come back. DENALI, by Austin Bunn, explores the line between fact and fiction, and the tests of friendship on the world’s coldest mountain.

Performance Dates:

Tonight Only – Friday, October 29 · 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Tickets are $10 and seating is limited to 50 so don’t miss your chance for a ticket!
(Click here to order your ticket online.)

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Grand Rapids Ballet Season Opens with “Who Cares?” on October 22nd

From the Grand Rapids Ballet Company website:

Who Cares?

Join us for an incredible season opener as the blockbuster George Balanchine / George Gershwin hit comes to Grand Rapids for the first time! GRBC is proud to present Who Cares? – a classic favorite portraying an exuberance that is broadly American – along with a classic favorite and contemporary works by today’s ballet stars!

Performance Dates:Grand Rapids Ballet

October 22 at 7:30 pm
October 23 at 7:30 pm
October 24 at 2:00 pm

Tickets: $20 – $45, available at the Ballet or DeVos Hall Box Offices or through Ticketmaster at 1.800.982.2787

For more information, go to the Grand Rapids Ballet website.

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One Night Only – “Denali” at Actors’ Theatre

DENALI (Workshop performance)
by Austin Bunn
Friday, October 29 · 8:00pm – 10:30pm

As part of Actors’ Theatre ongoing commitment to new works, we are proud to present this workshop performance – for one night only – in association with Working Group Theatre.

Who owns the story of survival? One summer, three childhood friends attempt to summit Mt. McKinley in Alaska’s Denali National Park — and only two come back. DENALI, by Austin Bunn, explores the line between fact and fiction, and the tests of friendship on the world’s coldest mountain.

Tickets are $10 and seating is limited to 50 so don’t miss your chance for a ticket!   Click here to order online.

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Opens “Our Town” Tomorrow

Be sure and check out Our Town at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre!

Production Dates:
October 15 – 30, 2010

One of the greatest American plays ever written, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. As compelling today as it was when first performed in 1938, this American classic celebrates the beauty of life as it is played out against a simplistic backdrop of daily rituals. These timeless activities provide us with a deeply moving, universal glimpse into the concerns of all humankind.

To learn more about show times and purchasing tickets, please go to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s website.

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Article on “Lines” in G-Sync by Rapid Growth Media

Lifestyle editor for Rapid Growth Media, Tommy Allen, took note of the powerful original work Lines which did not go unnoticed in the hubbub of ArtPrize.  Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Lines: The Lived Experience of Race – We Need To Talk, West Michigan

Almost completely overlooked this past weekend during the ArtPrize hustle downtown was the tiny sign at the Spectrum Theatre, home to Grand Rapids’ Actors’ Theatre, that simply read “Sold Out.”

The reason was the debut of the new ethnographic drama by Stephanie Sandberg and Company, “Lines: The Lived Experience of Race,” which gives voice to the dimensions of diversity in West Michigan today.

The drama, culled from over 150 interviews from West Michigan individuals, is brought to life utilizing the development process of Sandberg employed in her 2007 original work, “Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians.”

Different this time from the last is the author did not have to go before the Board of Trustees at Calvin College where Sandberg is an Associate Professor of Theatre… (Be Sure and read the rest of the article on the Rapid Growth website.)

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