/ Theatre Department


We produce four mainstage productions every year. Students work alongside faculty members and form professional relationships with faculty and guest artists.


The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Daina Robins

In this comedic romance, "a king's jealous rage tears a family and friendship apart. A son dies, his mother, too, and his baby sister is abandoned in the Bohemian wilderness where hungry bears roam. An old shepherd raises the girl, a prince falls in love with her, a statue comes to life, and a friendship and family are restored." Shakespearances.com

  • October 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 | 7:30 p.m.
  • October 16 | 2 p.m.

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Rhett Luedtke

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt plays out against a landscape of fierce sisterly love, early feminism, universe-revealing science, and a time when humans were called “computers.” Laurengunderson.com/plays

  • November 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 | 7:30 p.m.
  • November 13 | 2 p.m.

The Revolutionists

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by
Daina Robins

A brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Laurengunderson.com/plays

  • February 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 | 7:30 p.m.
  • February 19, 25, 26 | 2 p.m.

The Boy Who Hates Everything

A Devised Piece created by Hope College students with Chris Garcia Peak
Directed by Chris Garcia Peak

An ensemble will collaborate with director Chris Garcia Peak, to devise a play from inception to completion. Students will be involved in every part of the collective creation process and the result will be an entirely new piece of work.

  • April 14, 15, 22 | 7:30 p.m.
  • April 15, 22, 23 | 1 p.m.

*Productions pending licensing


Check out photos from past productions