Who are GRCC Players?
GRCC Players is our name for all students who participate in GRCC productions, either onstage or behind the scenes. We in the theater department pride ourselves on offering stimulating theater that challenges and educates (and hopefully entertains) our students and audience. We offer college credit for participation in student productions (kind of like "pay to play", except you don't have to pay if you don't need the credit). Every fall and winter the faculty direct main stage productions, and every winter we select a few students to direct an evening of one act plays. Students have designed lighting, costuming, scenery, and sound for a number of our productions.
Fall Mainstage Production
A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath
November 10, 2022 – November 12, 2022
In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
Lab Theater Production
Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan
January 12, 2023 - January 14, 2023
When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff’s tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.
WInter Mainstage Production
Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames
March 30, 2023 – April 1, 2023
Four black men find themselves stuck in a waiting room for the afterlife. As they attempt to make sense of their new paradise, Isa, Daz, Grif, and Tiny are forced to confront the reality of their past, and how they arrived in this unearthly place. Inspired by the ever-growing list of slain black men and women, KILL MOVE PARADISE illustrates the potential for collective transformation and radical acts of joy.