Story of SLT man's work subject of play

The story of a Spring Lake-area man's long fight to free who he said was a wrongly convicted prisoner will be staged at Calvin College this weekend.
Tribune Staff
Feb 22, 2013


Robert Meyering of Grand Rapids will play Doug Tjapkes in the staged reading of "Justice for Maurice Henry Carter," by Donald Molnar and Alicia Payne of Toronto. Dr. Van H. Washington of Kalamazoo will handle the role of Carter.

The play tells the story of Tjapkes, a Spring Lake Township resident, in his nine-year battle to gain Carter's freedom from prison. Carter served 29 years for a crime that Tjapkes said he did not commit.

The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, presented by the Calvin Theatre Company in Gezon Auditorium. Admission is free.


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