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GRCC’s Player’s production of ‘Incorruptible’ brings up both laughs and moral questions

April 2, 2024, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The inhabitants of a 13th century monastery will have you clutching your sides and maybe even wondering about morality as they concoct an outrageous new plan to pay old debts in the GRCC Players production of Michael Hollinger’s “Incorruptible”.

Grand Rapids Community College student Jase Harris portrays Charles, the monastery’s abbot; Asher DeYoung plays his second-in-command, Brother Martin, and Tyrell Jackson-Streets is a larcenous one-eyed minstrel named Jack. Tom Kaechele, the head of GRCC’s Theater Department, directs the production.

Kaechele is enjoying the humor of Hollinger’s play after a stretch of heavier shows.

“Most of what we’ve done since Covid has had a pretty serious bent, and the students were excited to lighten things up,” he said. “My history is predominately directing comedies, so it’s perfect.”

“Incorruptible” runs at 8 p.m. April 11 through 13 at Grand Rapids Community College’s Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE. Tickets, which can be purchased online, are $5 for students, $10 for GRCC faculty and staff, and $15 for the public. For more information, call (616) 234-3387.

The play’s humor and historical setting also allow the audience to ask profound ethical questions of themselves, Kaechele added.

“There is a question to ponder here too, of whether morality is an absolute black-and-white or if there’s gray to it,” he said. “I like shows that have to do with these kinds of ethical dilemmas.”

About Grand Rapids Community College

GRCC was established in 1914 – Michigan’s first community college – and is focused on making college education accessible and affordable. Classes are scheduled in person and online, on weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays at locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties. We offer traditional liberal arts and occupational career pathways, adult education courses, and skilled training courses and apprenticeships.

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