Three Shorts by Susan Glaspell: Trifles, Suppressed Desires, and Woman’s Honor

Three Shorts by Susan Glaspell:¬† Trifles, Suppressed Desires, and Woman’s Honor
Written by Susan Glaspell
Directed by Anna Migliarisi

Dates: November 16-19 and 23-26;
Time: 7:30pm;
Location: Lower Denton Theatre, Acadia University;
Tickets: available at Acadia Box Office (902-542-5500)
or at the door;
Cost: $15 regular, $10 seniors/students, $7 for groups of
8 or more

Writer, theatre producer, actress, and feminist Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) is largely known for her 1916 one-act play “Trifles” which is based on an actual murder case she covered during her stint as a journalist. But Glaspell was also a principal player in the American avant-garde theatre movement and co-founder of the influential Provincetown Players. She experimented with both comedy and tragedy as forums for social critique; strong female characters, and their particular struggles, were always at the center of her dramaturgy.¬†During her years of productivity, Glaspell was widely considered to be one of America’s two most important playwrights (Eugene O’Neill being the other).