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Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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October 2018

The Real Inspector Hound

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard The Real Inspector Hound is a one-act play modeled as a ludicrous parody of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a whodunit. It is considered one of Tom Stoppard’s early works, and most closely resembles the story line of Agatha Christie’s 1952 play The Mousetrap. The play is actually a…

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November 2018

Grand Rapids Improv Festival 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Grand Rapids Improv Festival (GRIF) is a five-day celebration of improvisational comedy in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. GRIF 2018, now in our fifth year, is set to be our biggest and best yet, with dozens of troupes coming from all over the nation to participate in performances, workshops, and special events. The success of the festival depends…

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GRIF Show: Friday, November 2nd – 7 PM

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$15

A fantastic evening of improv comedy from local and out of town troupes! Featuring: Funny Girls (Grand Rapids, MI) Hot Gold (Ferndale, MI) Planet Ant Farm Team (Hamtramck, MI) Improv Playhouse (Libertyville, IL) The Lustrum Canteen featuring beer, wine, and a special #GRIF5 cocktail will be open from 6:30 on! Swift. Current. Comedy.

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GRIF Show: Friday, November 2nd – 9:30 PM

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$15

A fantastic evening of improv comedy from local and out of town troupes! Featuring: Plant Parenthood (Grand Rapids, MI) Unicornucopia (Ferndale, MI) Patty and Patty (Ferndale, MI) League of Pointless Improvisors (Ann Arbor, MI) Society Circus Players (Miami, FL) The Lustrum Canteen featuring beer, wine, and a special #GRIF5 cocktail will be open from 6:30 on! Swift. Current. Comedy.

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GRIF Workshop: Pocket Characters

Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$20

Taught by Alastair Watt and Brittany Devon, this workshop focuses on characters and how to build and work on them on your own time and within a scene. In this workshop students will work on developing 3 characters to have in your back pocket, with the goal of learning the skills for creating more pocket characters on their own time.

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GRIF Show: Saturday, November 3rd – 4:30 PM

Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$10

A fantastic evening of improv comedy from local and out of town troupes! Featuring: Opera Dog (Grand Rapids, MI) Makeshift Up (Crown Point, IN) Lance Chance (Chicago, IL) The Magpies (Chicago, IL) Swift. Current. Comedy.

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GRIF Show: Saturday, November 3rd – 7 PM

Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$15

A fantastic evening of improv comedy featuring long form improv, musical improv and more! Featuring: The Tony Stanzas (Crown Point, IN) OMG! Improv (Chicago, IL) Josh & Sarah (Merrilville, IN) Food Club (Ferndale, MI) The Lustrum Canteen featuring beer, wine, and a special #GRIF5 cocktail will be open from 6:30 on! Swift. Current. Comedy.

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GRIF Show: Saturday, November 3rd – 9:30 PM

Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$15

A fantastic evening of improv comedy from local and out of town troupes! Featuring: Sofa (Grand Rapids, MI) Cash & Carry (Ferndale, MI) Listen, Stupid (Ferndale, MI) Lady Parts Detroit (Ferndale, MI) The Lustrum Canteen featuring beer, wine, and a special #GRIF5 cocktail will be open from 9:00 on! Swift. Current. Comedy.

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GRIF “Nerd” Show: Sunday, November 4th – 4 PM

Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$10

Improvised DnD, made up fairytales, Commedia dell'arte and more! A fantastic lineup of improv comedy from local and out of town troupes! Featuring: In the Style Of…(Grand Rapids, MI) Hole in the Wall (Grand Rapids, MI) Crit Happens (Grand Rapids, MI) Random Fandom (Chicago, IL) Tobin Tales (New York, NY) The Lustrum Canteen featuring beer, wine, and a special #GRIF5…

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GRIF Closing Show: Monday, November 5th – 7 PM

Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$8

Celebrating the closing night of GRIF 2018 at Comedy Outlet Mondays! Featuring: Newsflash! Date Night With Mike & Ryan (Grand Rapids, MI) Improñol (Chicago, IL) Plus musical guests and more! The Lustrum Canteen featuring beer, wine, and a special #GRIF5 cocktail will be open from 6:30 on! Swift. Current. Comedy.

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As You Like It at the Dog Story Theater

Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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As You Like it gets a 1960s spin in this production directed by Dennis Henry. Live music and a cast of quirky characters make this production a wonderful evening at the theatre. When Rosalind is banished by her tyrannical uncle, she disguises herself as a boy and runs away to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia. Things get…

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As You Like It at the Dog Story Theater

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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As You Like it gets a 1960s spin in this production directed by Dennis Henry. Live music and a cast of quirky characters make this production a wonderful evening at the theatre. When Rosalind is banished by her tyrannical uncle, she disguises herself as a boy and runs away to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia. Things get…

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As You Like It at the Dog Story Theater

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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As You Like it gets a 1960s spin in this production directed by Dennis Henry. Live music and a cast of quirky characters make this production a wonderful evening at the theatre. When Rosalind is banished by her tyrannical uncle, she disguises herself as a boy and runs away to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia. Things get…

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As You Like It at the Dog Story Theater

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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As You Like it gets a 1960s spin in this production directed by Dennis Henry. Live music and a cast of quirky characters make this production a wonderful evening at the theatre. When Rosalind is banished by her tyrannical uncle, she disguises herself as a boy and runs away to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia. Things get…

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As You Like It at the Dog Story Theater

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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As You Like it gets a 1960s spin in this production directed by Dennis Henry. Live music and a cast of quirky characters make this production a wonderful evening at the theatre. When Rosalind is banished by her tyrannical uncle, she disguises herself as a boy and runs away to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia. Things get…

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As You Like It at the Dog Story Theater

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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As You Like it gets a 1960s spin in this production directed by Dennis Henry. Live music and a cast of quirky characters make this production a wonderful evening at the theatre. When Rosalind is banished by her tyrannical uncle, she disguises herself as a boy and runs away to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia. Things get…

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Whamageddon Pregamegeddon

Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:00pm

Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$6 – $10

It's almost that special time of year! Not Thanksgiving or Christmas, of course, but the time when everybody tries to avoid hearing "Last Christmas" by Wham, otherwise known as Whamageddon. As a way to celebrate and prepare, Late Night GR is partnering with the bad boyz of GR Improv Plant Parenthood to bring you a night of seasonal improv and…

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December 2018

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson’s beloved 1972 children’s book, turned play, turned TV film (starring Loretta Swit aka Hotlips Houlihan) comes back to life on stage for a whole new generation this holiday season. Director: Tobie Romzek Tickets $16 General Admission $12 Student/Senior Performances Dec 6 8-10 Dec 7 8-10 Dec 8 3-5…

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson’s beloved 1972 children’s book, turned play, turned TV film (starring Loretta Swit aka Hotlips Houlihan) comes back to life on stage for a whole new generation this holiday season. Director: Tobie Romzek Tickets $16 General Admission $12 Student/Senior Performances Dec 6 8-10 Dec 7 8-10 Dec 8 3-5 Dec 8 8-10 Cast Matt…

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson’s beloved 1972 children’s book, turned play, turned TV film (starring Loretta Swit aka Hotlips Houlihan) comes back to life on stage for a whole new generation this holiday season. Director: Tobie Romzek Tickets $16 General Admission $12 Student/Senior Performances Dec 6 8-10 Dec 7 8-10 Dec 8 3-5 Dec 8 8-10 Cast Matt…

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson’s beloved 1972 children’s book, turned play, turned TV film (starring Loretta Swit aka Hotlips Houlihan) comes back to life on stage for a whole new generation this holiday season. Director: Tobie Romzek Tickets $16 General Admission $12 Student/Senior Performances Dec 6 8-10 Dec 7 8-10 Dec 8 3-5 Dec 8 8-10 Cast Matt…

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Funny Girls Presents- Adult Christmas: Losing The Magic

Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$12.00

Does every holiday season feel a little less...magical to you? Us too. So come scrape up the last of your holiday cheer and join us for an array of comedic sketches, improv, stand up, video shorts, and other gifts for you strung together by a musical plot that will keep your spirits just high enough! Friday 12/14 7:30pm Saturday 12/15…

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The Classy Christmas Variety Show

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$28.00 – $32.00

Join us at Dog Story Theater on Thursday, December 20, at 8:00 p.m. for a night of yuletide joy. This festive variety show offers everything from burlesque to sketch comedy, musical stylings, and dance performances. Special guests include Frivolous Follies Burlesque Dancers, Social Dance Studio, and Late Night Grand Rapids. You’ll also have the opportunity to pick up some last-minute…

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January 2019

Dice Tales: In Raven’s Shadow

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Presenting the ninth live session of our continuing fundraiser campaign, Straight Outta the Forgotten Realms. Come watch local performers Brad Systma, Cari Scholtens, Chuck Fortenbacher, Liz Brand, and Ross Johnson gather around the table of Gamemaster Brooke Heintz in this live tabletop RP event. This performative evening of fast-paced RP will bring you hours of laughter, thrills, might & magic,…

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February 2019

The Day The Earth Refused To Die

Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Brutal Sea presents a celebration of "The Day The Earth Refused To Die" as a part of Lake Effect Fringe Festival. Follow a group of college students planning an annual celebration of the most important holiday in the human canon. Written and directed by Declan Maher (chaos & entropy, a brief glance at our violent little hearts). This production…

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The Day The Earth Refused To Die

Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Brutal Sea presents a celebration of "The Day The Earth Refused To Die" as a part of Lake Effect Fringe Festival. Follow a group of college students planning an annual celebration of the most important holiday in the human canon. Written and directed by Declan Maher (chaos & entropy, a brief glance at our violent little hearts). This production…

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The Day The Earth Refused To Die

Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Brutal Sea presents a celebration of "The Day The Earth Refused To Die" as a part of Lake Effect Fringe Festival. Follow a group of college students planning an annual celebration of the most important holiday in the human canon. Written and directed by Declan Maher (chaos & entropy, a brief glance at our violent little hearts). This production…

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The Day The Earth Refused To Die

Sunday, February 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Brutal Sea presents a celebration of "The Day The Earth Refused To Die" as a part of Lake Effect Fringe Festival. Follow a group of college students planning an annual celebration of the most important holiday in the human canon. Written and directed by Declan Maher (chaos & entropy, a brief glance at our violent little hearts). This production…

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The Seagull at Dog Story Theater

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Christopher Hampton, based on the literal translation by Vera Liber. This production is part of the Lake Effect Fringe Festival. The cast features actors Chaz Albright, Kate Bode, Michael Dodge, Kat Hermes, Scott Lange, Katherine Mayberry, Eric Orive, Sarah Stark, Kate Tubbs, and Riley…

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The Seagull at Dog Story Theater

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Christopher Hampton, based on the literal translation by Vera Liber. This production is part of the Lake Effect Fringe Festival. The cast features actors Chaz Albright, Kate Bode, Michael Dodge, Kat Hermes, Scott Lange, Katherine Mayberry, Eric Orive, Sarah Stark, Kate Tubbs, and Riley…

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The Seagull at Dog Story Theater

Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Christopher Hampton, based on the literal translation by Vera Liber. This production is part of the Lake Effect Fringe Festival. The cast features actors Chaz Albright, Kate Bode, Michael Dodge, Kat Hermes, Scott Lange, Katherine Mayberry, Eric Orive, Sarah Stark, Kate Tubbs, and Riley…

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The Seagull at Dog Story Theater

Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Christopher Hampton, based on the literal translation by Vera Liber. This production is part of the Lake Effect Fringe Festival. The cast features actors Chaz Albright, Kate Bode, Michael Dodge, Kat Hermes, Scott Lange, Katherine Mayberry, Eric Orive, Sarah Stark, Kate Tubbs, and Riley…

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Dice Tales: Dying Light

Monday, February 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Presenting the tenth live session of our continuing fundraiser campaign, Straight Outta the Forgotten Realms. Come watch local performers Brad Systma, Cari Scholtens, Chuck Fortenbacher, Liz Brand, and Ross Johnson gather around the table of Gamemaster Brooke Heintz in this live tabletop RP event. This performative evening of fast-paced RP will bring you hours of laughter, thrills, might & magic,…

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Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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"Give 'Em Hell, Harry!" by Samuel Gallu Gary E. Mitchell will star in this one-man show about the life and Presidency of Harry S. Truman. Written and premiered in 1975, just after the Nixon scandal and resignation, this play about the indomitably progressive Truman is surprisingly relevant again in the current political climate involving another scandal-ridden President with an uncertain…

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Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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"Give 'Em Hell, Harry!" by Samuel Gallu Gary E. Mitchell will star in this one-man show about the life and Presidency of Harry S. Truman. Written and premiered in 1975, just after the Nixon scandal and resignation, this play about the indomitably progressive Truman is surprisingly relevant again in the current political climate involving another scandal-ridden President with an uncertain…

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Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!

Sunday, February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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"Give 'Em Hell, Harry!" by Samuel Gallu Gary E. Mitchell will star in this one-man show about the life and Presidency of Harry S. Truman. Written and premiered in 1975, just after the Nixon scandal and resignation, this play about the indomitably progressive Truman is surprisingly relevant again in the current political climate involving another scandal-ridden President with an uncertain…

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March 2019

It’s Only A Play

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The University Wits Presents It's Only a Play by Terrence McNall Synopsis It’s opening night of Peter Austin's new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind…

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It’s Only A Play

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The University Wits Presents It's Only a Play by Terrence McNall Synopsis It’s opening night of Peter Austin's new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind…

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It’s Only A Play

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The University Wits Presents It's Only a Play by Terrence McNall Synopsis It’s opening night of Peter Austin's new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind…

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It’s Only A Play

Sunday, March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The University Wits Presents It's Only a Play by Terrence McNall Synopsis It’s opening night of Peter Austin's new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind…

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Family Improv

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Calling all families! LaughFest invites you to be part of the funny during the Family Improv Workshops! Led by local improv instructor, Amy Gascon, families will get silly playing improvised games in a low-stakes environment. Nervous about jumping in? There will be plenty of room in the audience to observe before making your way onto the stage.

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Laughfest Sketch/Improv Showcase

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come down and support these new fresh faces of sketch/improv comedy at one of our LaughFest Sketch/Improv Showcases. You never know – you may witness stars in the making! All of these events are free and give groups/individuals an opportunity to perform in front of excited audiences

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Laughfest Sketch/Improv Showcase

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come down and support these new fresh faces of sketch/improv comedy at one of our LaughFest Sketch/Improv Showcases. You never know – you may witness stars in the making! All of these events are free and give groups/individuals an opportunity to perform in front of excited audiences

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The Art of Laughter with Artists Creating Together

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Artists Creating Together (ACT) empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow and celebrate through the arts. Please join us for a special showcase called “The Art of Laughter” and watch our adult students show off what they have been learning from their comedy teachers, Elizabeth Stolle and Nardos Osterhart, voted Funniest Person in Grand Rapids in 2013.

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Family Improv

Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Calling all families! LaughFest invites you to be part of the funny during the Family Improv Workshops! Led by local improv instructor, Amy Gascon, families will get silly playing improvised games in a low-stakes environment. Nervous about jumping in? There will be plenty of room in the audience to observe before making your way onto the stage.

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Creative Youth Center Presents the Characters that Lived Encore

Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Characters that Lived Encore is a reprise of the CYC’s fall improv comedy event. Audience members can prepare to laugh as the watch student-created characters come to life in a variety of improv sketches and scenes interpreted by adult comedians in this all-ages event.

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Creative Youth Center Presents the Characters that Lived Encore

Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Characters that Lived Encore is a reprise of the CYC’s fall improv comedy event. Audience members can prepare to laugh as the watch student-created characters come to life in a variety of improv sketches and scenes interpreted by adult comedians in this all-ages event.

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April 2019

Richard III at Dog Story Theater

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, April 13, 2019

One event on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00pm

Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$10 – $15

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents Richard III, directed by Aili Huber, featuring actors Kate Bode, Ethan Engeseth, Amanda Grah, Kimi Griggs, Kat Hermes, Scott Lange, Katherine Mayberry, Ashley Nicole, Riley Frederick Van Ess, Scott Wright, and Seraphina Anne Zorn, with stage management by Treva Wyman.

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Richard III at Dog Story Theater

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00pm

Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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$10 – $15

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents Richard III, directed by Aili Huber, featuring actors Kate Bode, Ethan Engeseth, Amanda Grah, Kimi Griggs, Kat Hermes, Scott Lange, Katherine Mayberry, Ashley Nicole, Riley Frederick Van Ess, Scott Wright, and Seraphina Anne Zorn, with stage management by Treva Wyman.

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July 2019

The Dog Story Theater Variety Show Fundraiser

Saturday, July 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come for an action-packed evening of singing, dancing, comedy and more! Dog Story Theater hosts its first Variety Show Fundraiser, showcasing West MI's greatest talent in a fast-paced revue-style format. All ticket proceeds go directly to the theater, helping ensure that DST can continue to provide an affordable, flexible performance space for local artists and performers. FEATURED PERFORMERS: The (Sort…

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September 2019

Funny Girls Presents: Our Google Search History (@ Dog Story)

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Think your browser history is bad? You could be right, or Funny Girls might have you beat. Come hear our Google search history out loud in a night of sketch, improv, standup, music and other comedic acts in a full-length variety show! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ages 18+ About Funny Girls: Funny Girls is an inclusive collective of Grand…

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Sleepy Hollow the Play at Dog Story Theater

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Sleepy Hollow the Play, based off of the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, is filled with multimedia effects, illusions, and a few laughs that bring to life a menacing moment in time for the villagers of this small Dutch settlement. There is something strange about the new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane. Baltus VanTassle’s war buddy Nicholas…

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Sleepy Hollow the Play at Dog Story Theater

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Sleepy Hollow the Play, based off of the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, is filled with multimedia effects, illusions, and a few laughs that bring to life a menacing moment in time for the villagers of this small Dutch settlement. There is something strange about the new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane. Baltus VanTassle’s war buddy Nicholas…

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Sleepy Hollow the Play at Dog Story Theater

Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Sleepy Hollow the Play, based off of the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, is filled with multimedia effects, illusions, and a few laughs that bring to life a menacing moment in time for the villagers of this small Dutch settlement. There is something strange about the new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane. Baltus VanTassle’s war buddy Nicholas…

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Sleepy Hollow the Play at Dog Story Theater

Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Sleepy Hollow the Play, based off of the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, is filled with multimedia effects, illusions, and a few laughs that bring to life a menacing moment in time for the villagers of this small Dutch settlement. There is something strange about the new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane. Baltus VanTassle’s war buddy Nicholas…

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October 2019

Out of the Cold Reads

Sunday, October 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Presented as part of the Brutal SEAsonal Depression Kickoff Festival, this event will feature ten-minute plays, monologues, and script reading. Audience members are invited to participate in readings if they so desire. Please join us to celebrate these new, hard-hitting, current scripts! Ticket prices are tiered; pay what you can and support our mission to elevate original content and weirdness…

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Out of the Cold Reads

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Presented as part of the Brutal SEAsonal Depression Kickoff Festival, this event will feature ten-minute plays, monologues, and script reading. Audience members are invited to participate in readings if they so desire. Please join us to celebrate these new, hard-hitting, current scripts! Ticket prices are tiered; pay what you can and support our mission to elevate original content and weirdness…

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The Brutal Sea Presents: Indoctrination Station

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Presented as part of the Brutal SEAsonal Depression Kickoff Festival, Indoctrination Station is a moving, funny, mostly-unscripted look at everything the church got wrong about faith. From scary puppet ministry to youth group abstinence talk, this fast-paced group of actors explore aspects of being "raised in the church" that leave lasting questions. Ticket prices are tiered; pay what you can…

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The Brutal Sea Presents: Indoctrination Station

Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Presented as part of the Brutal SEAsonal Depression Kickoff Festival, Indoctrination Station is a moving, funny, mostly-unscripted look at everything the church got wrong about faith. From scary puppet ministry to youth group abstinence talk, this fast-paced group of actors explore aspects of being "raised in the church" that leave lasting questions. Ticket prices are tiered; pay what you can…

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DST Presents: Spooky Stories From Poe, Lovecraft & More

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” H.P. Lovecraft Join Dog Story Theater on Friday, October 25, as we explore stories of the unknown, the mysterious, and the macabre from some of the world’s best-loved gothic writers. Arrive early to enjoy some deliciously spooky treats…

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November 2019

Dice Tales Live: Paradise Lost

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Presenting the nineteenth live session of our continuing fundraiser campaign, Straight Outta the Forgotten Realms. Come watch local performers Brad Systma, Cari Scholtens, Chuck Fortenbacher, Liz Brand, and Ross Johnson gather around the table of Gamemaster Brooke Heintz in this live tabletop RP event. This performative evening of fast-paced RP will bring you hours of laughter, thrills, might & magic,…

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December 2019

Funny Girls Slay- A Holiday Show

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Now that it is winter- turn the lights down low, start a fire, and put on your ski mask. Because it's Friday the Thirteenth, and we've got some comedy to slay. We're bringing you sketches, improv, stand-up, music, video shorts, audience interaction, and like every great show, MURDER! TWO chances to see the show: 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30) 10:00pm…

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Funny Girls Slay- A Holiday Show

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Now that it is winter- turn the lights down low, start a fire, and put on your ski mask. Because it's Friday the Thirteenth, and we've got some comedy to slay. We're bringing you sketches, improv, stand-up, music, video shorts, audience interaction, and like every great show, MURDER! TWO chances to see the show: 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30) 10:00pm…

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24 Hour Theater: Winds of Winter

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Five writers, five directors and all the actors we can muster! Five new short plays written, rehearsed and produced within a 24 hour period. INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING? We are in need of actors, writers and directors! If you are interested, please message 24 Hour Theater with your email and preferred role. No experience needed. Schedule: Dec 13, 8 PM -…

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Variety Show Fundraiser 2.0

Saturday, December 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Singing, dancing, circus, comedy and more! Come support your favorite local theatre venue and enjoy an assortment of talented acts from some of Grand Rapids' finest performers. All ticket proceeds go directly to Dog Story Theater. Lineup: Ginger Ambrosia Rick Santamaria Lori Jacobs Rachel Finan Jon Calkins Ryan Lathrop Liz Brand Jude Libner Cody Colvin Rod Zamarron Hope Swanson Emily…

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January 2020

Dice Tales Live: City of Discord

Monday, January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Presenting the twenty-first live session of our continuing fundraiser campaign, Straight Outta the Forgotten Realms. Come watch local performers Brad Systma, Cari Scholtens, Chuck Fortenbacher, Liz Brand, and Ross Johnson gather around the table of Gamemaster Brooke Heintz in this live tabletop RP event. This performative evening of fast-paced RP will bring you hours of laughter, thrills, might & magic,…

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The N.E.D Talks: It can only get better or worse from here.

Thursday, January 9 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The first N.E.D of 2020. The N.E.D Talks is like a similarly named lecture series except you replace the scientist, authors and doctors with comics and improvisers. We're excited to be back with a set of old favorites and multiple first timers. Tickets: 10 $ Doors open 8:30 show starts: 9:05. Tickets

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February 2020

Throw $ at LEFF

Tuesday, February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Bad things often happen, and sometimes when they do we like to gather as many people as we can around a stage and perform on it so that they'll Throw $ at the bad thing. But good things often happen, too. And we believe it's just as worth it to Throw $ at good things so that they'll keep happening.…

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She Stoops to Conquer at Dog Story Theater

Sunday, February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Presented as part of the Lake Effect Fringe Festival, Pigeon Creek presents Oliver Goldsmith's raucous comedy She Stoops to Conquer. Actors Kate Bode, Kat Hermes, Scott Lange, Michael Dodge, Nancy Dodge, José A. Amorós Alicea, Alex Weiss, @Chaz Albright, and Ashley Nicole take on this farcical romp. Pay-what-you-will preview at 8 p.m. on February 13, with shows on February 14…

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Dice Tales Live | Second Sundering

Monday, February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Presenting the twenty-second live session of our continuing fundraiser campaign, Straight Outta the Forgotten Realms. Come watch local performers Brad Systma, Cari Scholtens, Chuck Fortenbacher, Liz Brand, and Ross Johnson gather around the table of Gamemaster Brooke Heintz in this live tabletop RP event. This performative evening of fast-paced RP will bring you hours of laughter, thrills, might & magic,…

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Mangoyle! at Lake Effect Fringe Festival

Saturday, February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Brutal Sea is proud to present their new full-length original play: MANGOYLE! Enter the crime-spattered Urchin District of Sinneapolis, where Mayor Sparromarten has created a living gargoyle to solve the critical mystery of his missing vacation photos. Meanwhile, a coven of punk-rock witches trade their protest signs for direct magical action, and lurking deep in the shadows -- are…

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Naples Story

Thursday, February 27 @ 8:00 pm - Sunday, March 1 @ 5:00 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Hole in the Wall Returns to LEFF 2020! === NAPLES’ STORY === Welcome to the Neighborhood! Inspired by a collection of Italian scenarios from the 1500’s, Naples Story shows us how life’s little adventures take hold as we meet the residents of a small neighborhood in Naples. Join our small cast as we portray the entire neighborhood in 90 minutes…

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March 2020

Maggot Baby Film Festival at Lake Effect Fringe Festival

Tuesday, March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Grand Rapids’ Maggot Baby will screen their horrific movie White Girl Wasted along with the terrible Lobster Cabin and a few of their repugnant short films on March 3rd during the Lake Effect Fringe Festival. Whitegirl Girl Wasted began filming seven years ago, briefly appeared on YouTube, and then disappeared into Maggot Baby’s Box of Embarrassments. Have a laugh at…

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Pyrus Calleryana:TV Program at Lake Effect Fringe Festival

Thursday, March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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It's late. A frightful howl pierces the silence of the night. Sleep escapes you. You have nowhere to turn. Nowhere... except the channels. Join Pyrus Calleryana on a delightfully disturbing journey into the depths of a late night TV wormhole. Bizarre burlesque from beyond basic cable and more as-seen-on-TV weirdness than your remote control can handle. Don't touch that dial!…

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Pyrus Calleryana:TV Program at Lake Effect Fringe Festival

Friday, March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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It's late. A frightful howl pierces the silence of the night. Sleep escapes you. You have nowhere to turn. Nowhere... except the channels. Join Pyrus Calleryana on a delightfully disturbing journey into the depths of a late night TV wormhole. Bizarre burlesque from beyond basic cable and more as-seen-on-TV weirdness than your remote control can handle. Don't touch that dial!…

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The N.E.D Talks: Irish Hellos

Thursday, March 19 @ 8:30 pm - 10:35 pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The second N.E.D of 2020. Nurse your St.Patrick's/comedy festival hangover with...more comedy. The N.E.D Talks is like a similarly named lecture series except you replace the scientist, authors and doctors with comics and improvisers. Tickets: 10 $ Doors open 8:30 Show starts: 9:05. Tickets

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