The Mission of Actors' Theatre
Actors' Theatre is committed to bringing West Michigan the best in entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking theatre.
We believe in the inclusion of all. What We Do...
We believe in the inclusion of all and are dedicated to making a difference in our community
Actors' Theatre provides over 55 Michigan artists jobs each season
Every year Actors' Theatre involves over 50 new volunteer performers from our community
Actors' Theatre is the only community theatre in Grand Rapids that pays our actors for performances
We produce high quality, innovative works that due to content or size, are not seen on any other stage in Grand Rapids
From its inception, Actors' Theatre has been committed to productions which address issues that reflect the dilemmas, conflicts and joys of human existence.
On Stage This Season:
December 3-5, 10-12 & 17-19
Eddie Birdlace is returning home from Vietnam in 1967. On his way the memory of Rose Fenny floods in and transports him 4 years prior. Rose is a shy waitress who becomes the subject of a cruel joke between Eddie and his buddies. When she discovers the truth behind Eddie’s intentions she changes the rules of the bet and teaches him a little about love and kindness. “Dogfight” is a moving pop-rock musical.
January 28-30 & February 4-6
Grace Friedman, professor of Philosophy and outspoken atheist, is participating in a “God Helmet” experiment attempting to disprove ‘god’. Meanwhile, her son is becoming a priest with Grace’s Jewish husband backing him up. When an incident challenges their incompatible ideologies, they must wisely choose their next step. “Grace” is a powerful look at inter-faith relationships within families and the global community.
March 17-19 & 23-26
Best friends Catherine and Gwen go their separate ways at the end of grad school: Catherine becoming a prominent feminist theorizer in New York, while Gwen becomes a wife and mother. 20 years later the two women cross paths and realize a yearning for the other’s life. They compete for the love of Don, Catherine’s ex-boyfriend and Gwen’s husband. An unflinching look at three generations of gender politics.
May 12-14 & 19-21, 2016
Vanya and Sonia, siblings, live together after the passing of their ailing parents. Their sister, Masha, has abandoned the family to become a movie star. The housekeeper Cassandra has the ability to predict the future and warns Vanya and Sonia of something grim to come. Masha then shows up with her boyfriend Spike and stirs up conflict with the family, and even threatens to sell the house.
October 8-10, 15-17 & 22-24, 2015
Veronica Sawyer was never particularly popular, but with a little work she finds herself in the middle of the most popular and most ruthless group of girls at Westerberg High, the Heathers. However everything changes when she meets J.D., the bad boy new kid who sets out on a quest to set the bullying social system straight…no matter the cost.