New Quad-Cities Theater Group Presenting Susan Glaspell Play
•• Fri., Mar. 3: 7:30 p.m.
• Sat., Mar. 4: 7:30 p.m.
• Sun., Mar. 5: 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Village Theatre (211 E 11 St., Davenport, IA)
Tickets: $12 each (senior / student / military discount: $10); or 2 for $20 cash
Reservations: Email NewAthensPlayers@gmail.com (be sure to request reservations at least 24 hours before showtime; reservations are official when you receive confirmation email; any unclaimed reservations will be released for general purchase 10 mins before showtime)
Seating: General admission; doors will be open 30 minutes before performance time
• Susan Glaspell’s most famous one-act play, Trifles — a play that demonstrates the quiet solidarity between women in the context of a murder trial (based on a crime and investigation Susan Glaspell reported on in Des Moines)
• A dramatization of Susan Glaspell’s short story, “The Rules of the Institution” — a piece that showcases a young woman’s rebellion against arbitrarily imposed traditions of behavior
• A memorial of Susan Glaspell’s husband Jig Cook and his untimely death in Greece, made up of excerpts from the poetry of Cook, along with the reminiscences of Susan Glaspell and fellow Quad Cities writer Floyd Dell: “An Iowa Seer Comes Home to Greece: Memories of Jig Cook”
Inspired by the example of Susan Glaspell and the Provincetown Players, the NEW ATHENS PLAYERS plan to produce plays that are small-scale and intimate, yet adventurous and creative. With one foot in the traditions of the past and one foot in the innovative possibilities of the present and the future, we will pay homage to dramatic classics of all sorts, including the works of Susan Glaspell and the Provincetown Players, and those they drew on and influenced in turn, while also presenting newer works that give voice to the concerns and issues of the present.