Live theatre, music, dance, and spoken word are major perks of living near a college town! This fall, enjoy performances at Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus and at Hope College in Holland.
Oct. 28–30 & Nov. 4–6
“A Minister’s Wife”
In this production by the Grand Valley Opera Theatre, a young poet finds himself caught up in a love triangle when he falls for the wife of an admired clergyman. The chamber musical is actor Austin Pendleton’s adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play “Candida,” with distinctly modern music by Joshua Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen.
GVSU • Haas Center for Performing Arts Black Box Theatre 10610 S. Campus Dr., Allendale
South Chicago Dance Theatre: Energy | Power | Grace
Bringing its diverse repertoire to the lakeshore, this multicultural dance company will fuse classical and contemporary dance styles in its performance of recently commissioned works from nationally acclaimed choreographers.
GVSU • Haas Center for the Performing Arts Louis Armstrong Theatre 10610 S. Campus Dr., Allendale 7 p.m. | Free
Lauren Gunderson’s play dramatizes the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, whose career and life played out against a landscape of fierce sisterly love, early feminism and universe-revealing science.
Hope College • DeWitt Cultural Center Main Theatre 141 E. 12th St., Holland