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Penn’s Village Players Present “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell

The Penn’s Village Players are back with “Trifles,” first performed by the Provincetown Players at the Wharf Theatre in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on August 8, 1916. The play is loosely based on the murder of John Hossack in 1900, and the subsequent arrest and trial of his wife for the killing. The play is frequently anthologized in American literature textbooks, because of the playwright’s use of the new mystery genre: all members of the audience come to understand each piece of the puzzle through the perspectives of the women sleuths as they grapple with the evidence.

Susan Keating Glaspell and her husband George Cram Cook founded the Provincetown Players, the first modern American theatre company. First known for her short stories, Glaspell also wrote nine novels, fifteen plays, and a biography. Her 1930 play Alison's House earned her the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. She was also noted for discovering playwright Eugene O’Neill. Glaspell is today recognized as a pioneering feminist writer and America's first important modern female playwright. Her one-act play Trifles is frequently cited as one of the greatest works of American theatre.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
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Registration is required before Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 1:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.

Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. There is no charge for this program for members and volunteer partners. Guests may attend up to three programs before being asked to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village, or may pay $10 per additional program.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.
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