GRCC Players tackle serious, light topics in new season



Leah Nixon

Director of Communications

(616) 234-4213

Sept. 6, 2016 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College's GRCC Players will tackle romantic comedy, the foibles of university life, and issues surrounding race and privilege during their 2016-17 season.

The season opens with "Somewhere In Between," a romantic comedy by Craig Pospisil, which will run Dec. 1 to 3 in the Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE. Adjunct instructor Carrie McNulty will direct.

"It is rewarding to work with the students in rehearsal, then witness their growth in performance," she said. "They work really hard, and they are so supportive of one another."

The GRCC Players also will present:

  • "Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege" by Dominique Morisseau, A Rey Pamatmat, Winter Miller, Dan O'Brien, Quetzal Flores, Mona Mansour, Tala Manassah and Marcus Gardley; from Jan. 26 to 28.
  • "A Further Education" by Will Mortimer; from March 23 to 25.

In addition to work onstage, students in the GRCC Players perform important roles behind the scenes, often designing the lighting, costuming, scenery and sound for productions.

"I love acting and all of the thrills that come with it," said student Ian Reul. "Each year the GRCC season offers plenty of these thrills and opportunities for students who want to be involved onstage and backstage. And with the help of the incredible GRCC staff and crew for each show, we are able to explore our passion for theater."

For more information on the GRCC Players season click here, or contact Spectrum Theater manager Michelle Urbane at (616) 234-3387. 

Grand Rapids Community College has been offering educational opportunities in West Michigan for more than 100 years. Established in 1914, the college offers degree courses, certification and training programs, and workshops and personal enrichment classes. Offerings are held on GRCC’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, and at several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties, as well as through distance learning.