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.
A L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order):
Jeanie Hackett as Mrs. Peters;
Amy Madigan as Mrs. Hale;
Sam McMurray as the Sheriff;
Steven Vinovich as Mr. Hale;
Steven Weber as the County Attorney.
Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.