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University Wits presents: 'Jeffrey'

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 06-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

Set to open at Dog Story Theater on the first evening of Pride Month this year, is the University Wits’ production of "Jeffrey" by Paul Rudnick. In the play, originally published in the early 90’s, Rudnick delivers to his...

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Artist feature from UICA: Plant Parenthood

by (UICA)

Submitted 05-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Lass Laugh Comedy Festival makes its debut this month

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 05-03-2018 under NEWS

Lass Laugh Comedy Festival is coming to Dog Story Theater this May. Organized by Kristin Hirsch and Amy Gascon, Lass Laugh is a women's comedy festival making its debut with a full weekend to kick off the talents of women in comedy. A fantastic...

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Comedy, community and baseball: A tale by Rhea Butcher

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rhea Butcher grew up a fellow midwesterner in Akron, Ohio. They are a standup comic, writer and actor, who now resides in Los Angeles. They have appeared on CONAN, released their own solo album, Butcher, and created the show Take My Wife alongside...

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Grand Rapids Improv Festival brings comedy into the present

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 10-19-2016 under NEWS

It's time for a short break in routine. This week the Grand Rapids Improv Festival (GRIF) is here to remind you how good it can feel to keep things spontaneous.  “Improv is basically a performance that relies on audience...

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The University Wit's production of "Escanaba in da Moonlight" opens at Dog Story Theater

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 10-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

The University Wits, a Grand Rapids-based theater production nonprofit, is kicking off its 2016 – 2017 season with the classic Yooper comedy “Escanaba in da Moonlight." The play, which follows the hilarious antics of four Michigan...

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"Mr. Burns": Actors' Theatre imagines life after the apocalypse

by (Actors' Theatre)

Submitted 09-17-2016 under NONPROFITS

Actors’ Theatre of Grand Rapids opens its ambitious 36th season with a dark comedy that the New York Times called “so smart it makes your head spin” — Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn. The play premiered in...

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Circle Theatre's 'Over the River and Through the Woods' celebrates family

by (jlschindlbeck)

Submitted 08-22-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Upon entering the theater, the audience is treated to a warm set- your living room-slash-dining room for the evening. Make yourself at home! It’ll be a fast-paced feast of the senses with gentle, yet driving instrumental music that will tickle...

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Local theatre's modern rock musical engages with hilarious chaos, neuroses

by (jlschindlbeck)

Submitted 07-21-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

A large and shadowed New York City skyline in the distance, various and varied couples with drinks in hand already seated on the stage, and one ominously long black bar; clearly it's date night. This, however, is not just any date night, but a...

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Shakespeare Laughs Galore coming to Riverside Park

by (jlschindlbeck)

Submitted 07-12-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The West Michigan based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Library, will present Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors on July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the bandshell at Riverside Park in...

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