Written by Susan Glaspell in 1916, Trifles is a one-act play about a woman accused of strangling her husband. Based on an actual murder case reported by Glaspell for the Des Moines News, the play represented an early exploration of gender relationships in a time when women often were considered to be mere “trifles.” A groundbreaking feminist play, Trifles is often included in anthologies of drama and literature.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Jeanie Hackett as Mrs. Peters
Amy Madigan as Mrs. Hale
Sam McMurray as the Sheriff
Steve Vinovich as Mr. Hale
Steven Weber as the County Attorney
Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in April of 2011.