Hope Summer Repertory Theatre at Hope College is featuring “The Mountaintop” from Thursday, July 1, through Saturday, July 10.
Written by Kohari Hall, “The Mountaintop” is a gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
HSRT’s powerhouse production features Brandon A. Wright (national tour, “The Color Purple”) and Psacoya Guinn (Cincinnati Playhouse, Titan Theatre Company), and is directed by Marcus D. Johnson (Asolo Rep, Titan Theatre Company). The production team features scenic and sound design by Mario Raymond, lighting design by Katy Atwell and costume design by Anthony Toney, with assistant designs by Adrianne Johnson (sound) and Lupe Vazquez (costumes)
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.