Hope Summer Repertory Theatre at Hope College is featuring “Every Brilliant Thing” from Thursday, June 24, through Friday, July 30.
This one-man, funny, and moving play is a tribute to resilience and hope — as it enlists the audience to tell its heartfelt story. Written by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe, “Every Brilliant Thing” shines a hilarious and compassionate light on dark corners of the human condition as it considers its premise: Mom’s in the hospital. She’s “done something stupid.” So, you start a list of everything that’s brilliant and worth living for. 1. Ice cream 2. Water fights 3. Staying up past your bedtime. You leave it on her pillow, hoping, and you add it to the list throughout your life.
The production features Lenny Banovez and is directed by Laura Gordon. The production team features: props design by Lucy Motts, lighting design by Katy Atwell, sound design by Tamir Eplan-Frankel and costume design by Anthony Paul-Cavaretta.
The 49th season of Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is featuring six productions for audiences of all ages: “A Year with Frog and Toad” (June 11-Aug. 5), “A Night of Music with Alex Thompson” (June 17-19), “Every Brilliant Thing” (June 24-July 30), “The Mountaintop” (July 1-10), “The Importance of Being Earnest” (July 15-24) and “Children of a Lesser God” (July 29-Aug. 5).
Single tickets and season-ticket packages are available. Individual tickets for “A Night of Music with Alex Thompson,” “Every Brilliant Thing,” “The Mountaintop,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Children of a Lesser God” are $30 for regular admission, $27 for senior citizens and members of the college’s faculty and staff, and $15 for children under the age of 18. Tickets for “A Year with Frog and Toad” are $15 for all ages.
The Best Buy Package offers seating for “Every Brilliant Thing,” “The Mountaintop,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Children of a Lesser God” for only $98 for regular admission, $89 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff, and $50 for students. The Flex Package offers four tickets in any combination for $110.
All performances are outdoors in the Pine Grove on the central campus of Hope College directly behind Dimnent Memorial Chapel. For additional information including performance dates and times, and to purchase tickets, please visit Hope Summer Repertory Theatre at hope.edu/hsrt or call the ticket office at 616-395-7890.
Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is West Michigan’s premiere professional theatre company. HSRT produces plays and educational programs of the highest professional standards that address the needs of, and enhance the quality of life for, Hope College and the community. The company features a unique blend of distinguished professionals and young theatre artists from across the country.