Staged Reading:


Written by Susan Glaspell

Directed by Jeanette Horn

Trifles by Susan Glaspell is seen as one of the first feminist dramas of our time. It is set in 1952 and a man is murdered. The play’s two female characters, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, are able to sympathize with the victim’s wife and their understanding of her possible motive leads them to the evidence against her. The men, meanwhile, are blinded by their cold, emotionless investigation of material facts. This play raises questions about gender stereotypes, and abusive, unhappy marriages.

This year’s Pulitzer Prize Reading Series celebrates women playwrights who were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 7 PM 


Pierre Adeli
Donna Jo Thorndale
Bronwyn Watson
Keith Roenke
Luis Quintana


The cost of online reserved seats for all of our Pulitzer Prize Play Reading Series evenings is $20. Additionally, “Pay What You Can” tickets are available at the door, the night of the event.