theater

‘Queen of the theater’

Beloved theater actress Martha Henry, who lived in Greenville during childhood, dies at 83

Shakespearean theater. Television. Film. Directing. Martha Henry did it all.

Henry, an acclaimed actress primarily known for her work at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, died of cancer at the age of 83 on Oct. 21 — just 12 days after her final performance in “Three Tall Women,” a contemporary play by Edward Albee at Stratford Festival’s Studio Theatre.

Cedar Springs Community Players seeking submissions for one act plays


What’s a one act play? It’s a play that can be performed in one act; specifically short plays with minimal requirements — less than six actors, few props, and a flexible set — so that we can perform five of them in the same night.

The Cedar Springs Community Players (CSCP) are seeking locally written plays to perform on stage at the Kent Theatre on March 4, 5 and 6, 2022. Kids are welcome to submit plays as well. The CSCP have at least one director ready to do a play by kids and/or for kids.

Flat River Community Players present ‘London Suite’


The Flat River Players are back with “London Suite” by America’s premier comic playwright, Neil Simon. This show is a suite of hilarious comedies set in the deluxe suite of a London Hotel.

In Scene One we see the skit “Settling Accounts.” A Welsh writer is holding his longtime business manager at gun point. The villain concocts crazier and crazier stories to explain why the writer’s bank accounts are empty and the manager was caught in Heathrow airport with a case of cash.

Crystal Theatre remembers firefighter with screening

Robert E. Rebtoy was a proud firefighter and community volunteer for many decades.

“He was the kind of person that always went above and beyond as far as his job and duty as a district chief,” his daughter Michele Rebtoy-Steinard said. “If he went to a house fire and the house burned down, dad was on the phone with the local Holiday Inn or Motel 6, trying to put the family in a hotel. He’d go around collecting food donations, clothing donations and gift cards for the family.”

A ‘rejuvenating feeling’

Belding High School Drama Club readies for first ‘traditional’ performance of the year

For Belding High School students like Izzy Wood and Carter Houghton, senior year has been anything but normal.

Having started the school year in a hybrid learning model, transitioning to fully virtual for a time, returning to hybrid and now going back to face-to-face instruction for four days a week, the word “normalcy” has taken on a new meaning for Wood, Houghton and their peers when it comes to their education.