posted April 6, 1998

Theatre Guest Designer

Thom Heyer has returned to Hope College as the guest costume designer for the theatre's forthcoming production of "The Three Sisters."

          Born in Grand Rapids, Heyer is a graduate of the
  Art School at UNC-Charlotte.  From there, he did his
  graduate work in costuming at Southern Methodist University.
          Currently, Heyer works as a freelance designer in
  New York.  Most recently, he designed for the Off-Broadway
  production of "Always...Patsy Cline."  He also worked for
  Comedy Central's television show "Viva Variety" as an
  assistant costume designer.
          "The Three Sisters" is Heyer's third collaboration
  with director John Tammi of the Hope faculty.  They worked
  together previously on two productions during Heyer's six
  seasons with Hope Summer Repertory Theatre.  The first was
  "Peter Pan" in 1993, and in 1996 they combined to present
          Heyer notes that he is enjoying the theatre's new
  costume shop, part of the renovation completed in 1997.  "It
  is wonderful," he said.  "They needed it, and already they
  have filled it up."  Also, he is finding working during the
  school year, instead of the summer, a "nice change of pace."
          Heyer's renderings will be displayed in the
  theatre lobby of the DeWitt Center beginning with the
  opening week of the production.
          "The Three Sisters" opens on Thursday, April 16,
  and continues Friday-Saturday, April 17-18, and Friday and
  Saturday, April 24-25.  Curtain time is 8 p.m.; the play
  will run in the main theatre of the DeWitt Center, located
  on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street.
          Tickets are $7 for regular adult admission, $5 for
  Hope faculty and staff, and $4 for Hope students and senior
  citizens, and are available in the theatre lobby ticket
  office in the DeWitt Center.  The ticket office is open from
  10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon
  until 5 p.m. on Saturday.  More information may be obtained
  by calling 395-7890.