Trifles by Susan Glaspell and The Neighbors by Zona Gale
Directed by Greg Bentley
February 18, 19, 20, and 21, 1993
Arena Theatre, Downstairs McComas Hall
Mississippi State University
Trifles featuring – Matthew Ellis, Madeline Golden, John Wells, Marsha Williams, and Ross Williams
The Neighbors featuring – Barbara Bouchillon, Matthew Ellis, Madeline Golden, Terry McDowell, Kathi Patton, Sally Stapler, Marsha Williams, and Williams Watkins
Trifles, Susan Glaspell's play, tells a story of mystery surrounding an apparent murder. Set in the early twentieth century, it either late fall or winter. The main point was the plight that faced so many women during that time in history. Glaspell illustrates how women were considered second class by society and their own husbands.
The Neighbors, Zona Gale's play, is a standard classic, touching story of a friendless child whose needs draw a group of antagonistic people together into real neighborliness. A play with a strong message of love and charity.