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.
In this Tony-nominated play, Adam and Luke are long-term partners with very different views on salvation. But when Luke is hospitalized in a tragic accident, Adam must come face-to-face with Luke’s faith … and his family.