posted June 27, 2003

Caine Mutiny Drama Joins HSRT

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) brings the World War II based drama "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" to the De Witt stage on July 11.

This classic courtroom drama by Herman Wouk tells of a mutiny by naval officers aboard the U.S.S. Caine and their association with the captain. Lieutenant Stephen Maryk, played by Jason Kae ("Guys and Dolls") and ensign Willie Keith are charged with taking over the U.S.S. Caine. They claim their captain, Philip Queeg, played by Equity Artist David Colacci ("Rumors", "Billy Bishop") was emotionally unstable and could not guide the ship through a South Pacific typhoon.

Presiding as Judge Advocate General, John Challee, played by Anthony Manna ("Footloose", "Charley's Aunt") along with the defense of Andrew Fullerton ("Guys and Dolls") as Lieutenant Barney Greenwald, "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" is sure to keep everyone on their toes as it gives a look into the world of naval law. Equity Guest Artists Chip Duford ("Wizard of Oz", "Charley's Aunt"), Dana Snyder ("Irma Vep", "Charley's Aunt") and Mark Goetzinger ("Orphans", "Footloose") also appear. The show dates are July 11, July 12, 15, 18, 23, 30, August 5, and 8.

You may have seen the film, or read the book, but the immediacy of the theatre gives a whole new feeling to this now legendary story.Tickets are also available for the musical favorite, "Guys and Dolls", the comedy "The Game of Love and Chance", the timeless family musical, "Once Upon a Mattress", September 11 based play, "The Guys", the cabaret show, "The World Goes 'Round", and the Children's Performance Troupe's productions of "Lily's Purple Plastic Purse" and "Androcles and the Lion".

The ticket office is located in the DeWitt Center, on the Hope College campus, at the corner of 12th Street and Columbia Avenue in Holland. Prices range from $8-$25 for musicals, and $8-$18 for plays. Season coupons, ranging from $42-$60 are also available. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and one hour before all show times. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 616-395-7890.