Susan Glaspell
LA Theatre Works
Directed by Rosalind Ayres
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."
Production duration: 29 min
LA Theatre Works

Cast & creative team


  • Mrs. Peters
    Jeanie Hackett
  • Mrs. Hale
    Amy Madigan
  • the Sheriff
    Sam McMurray
  • Mr. Hale
    Steve Vinovich
  • the County Attorney
    Steven Weber


  • Rosalind Ayres