Consortium Sponsors Grand Rapids Performance by
Comedienna Margaret Cho on January 26
Posted January 17, 2002
HOLLAND -- Comedienne and actress Margaret Cho
will perform in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Jan. 26, through
the sponsorship of the West Michigan Studies Council, a
consortium of professionals from area colleges and
universities including Hope College.
Cho will perform on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.
at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St., in downtown
Grand Rapids. The event is being presented by the council
as "a night of discussion and laughter."
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The award-winning, Korean-American celebrity is
perhaps best known for her 1994 television sitcom, "All-
American Girl," and more recently for her critically-
acclaimed off-Broadway show, "I'm the One That I Want."
Cho's films include John Woo's "Face/Off," with Nicholas
Cage, and "Rugrats," in which she voiced the detective.
In 1999, "I'm the One That I Want" toured the
country and was made into a movie. The show and tour set
records and won New York magazine's Performance of the Year
award and was named one of Entertainment Weekly's Great
Performances of the Year. The Sundance Channel called the
film version of the concert "the indie success of the year."
Her book of the same name is now a national bestseller and
will be available in paperback in May.
Although Cho's Jan. 26 appearance is in Grand
Rapids, she has visited Hope previously. She performed at
the college during the 1993-94 school year through the
Social Activities Committee (SAC).
The West Michigan Women's Studies Council is a
consortium of faculty members and administrators
representing women's studies programs and women's centers at
Aquinas College, Calvin College, Davenport University, Grand
Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and
Hope. Hope is represented by Dr. Jane Dickie, who is
professor of psychology and director of women's studies at
The council was formed in late 2001 to increase
awareness of gender issues and to share ideas and work
together on community projects that enhance the lives of
women in West Michigan. Cho's presentation is supported by
a grant to the council from the Nokomis Foundation.