Students to perform play about love in the digital age

The Hope College Department of Theatre will present new play “Love and Information” on Feb. 17-18 and 22-25, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center Main Theatre. Written by Caryl Churchill, the play explores human interaction in the digital age.

Director Daina Robins is excited to explore that mystery and challenge through “Love and Information.” “Churchill has written a series of short scenes… that deal with communication and miscommunication, love and loss or shifts or trouble in love, information and misinformation,” Robins said. “We are exploring possible relationships and circumstances for each scene and having a great time brainstorming and playing out different possibilities.”

In addition to Robins, the production team includes many staff members and Hope students. Clair Bouwkamp (’17) serves as scenic designer with faculty member Richard Smith as properties designer and scene design mentor. Faculty member Michelle Bombe serves as a costume design mentor for Sydney Luse (’17), the play’s costume designer. Nils Fritjofson (’17) serves as lighting designer, Nathan Gingrich (’18) serves as stage manager and Gracen Barth (’20) and Anna Jones (’18) serve as assistant stage managers.

Staff members contributing to the project include Ken Chamberlain as sound designer, Paul Anderson as technical director and Darlene Veenstra as costume shop manager.

The cast includes CaliRose DiGiuseppe (’17), Sydney Luse (’17), Zach Makowski (’17), Juliette Collins (’18); Alexander Johnson (’18), Rachel Kennedy (’18), Elijah Yang (’18), Jose Angulo (’19), Shanley Smith (’19), Ben Douma (’20) and Jacob Starr (’20).

Tickets are $10 for regular admission and $7 for senior citizens, Hope faculty and staff. Tickets are free for Hope students and are available at the Events and Conferences Office. The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Patrons may purchase tickets in person, online at hope.edu/tickets or by calling the ticket office.

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