“Trifles,” a play by Susan Glaspell

THTR 484 Advanced Acting Techniques will present a reading of Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles.” Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, is a classic feminist murder mystery. The county attorney, the sheriff, and a neighbor gather at the isolated Wright farmhouse on a freezing winter day to try to discover who murdered John Wright. His wife, Minnie, has been taken into custody, and the men are seeking evidence of a motive. While they blindly go about their official business, two of their wives “read” Minnie’s despair in a broken stove, a dead pet, and a badly sewn quilt square.



  • Event Date
    March 22, 2023
  • Start Time
    12:00 pm
  • End Time
    12:50 pm
  • Event Address
    Library Events Area, Cunningham Memorial Library
  • Event Contact
    Ruth Fairbanks
  • Phone
    (812) 237-4333
  • Email
  • Sponsoring Unit
    Gender Studies