John Tammi Retirement Celebration

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Make plans to visit Holland the weekend of June 27-28 to celebrate the artistic life and endless contributions of John Tammi, Professor of Theatre and Founding Artistic Director of Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. Gather with alumni and friends of the Theatre Program on Saturday evening at the Holland Area Arts Council and enjoy food, drinks and celebration. This will be an opportunity to connect with many of the alumni, friends and faculty whose lives have been influences by John, while enjoying Holland in the summertime.

New event!  Relax and Reconnect.  Drop in at John and Marilynn Tammi's on Thursday June 26 and/or Friday June 27 between 2:00 and 5:00 pm. Enjoy conversation, tell stories, reconnect with someone you have not seen in a while or meet someone new.

Tammi Residence
112 W 37th, Holland
Thursday, June 26 & Friday, June 27
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Directions from John and Marilynn: 112 West 37th Street: Turn east off Washington--which starts downtown as River, changes to Michigan and then to Washington--onto 32nd Street. First right turn south onto Pine Avenue. Go to 37th Street (not 36th). We are the first house on the southwest corner. Call me if any difficulties or need a ride. We'll see what we can work out.

Saturday, June 28
Holland Area Arts Council
150 E. 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
7:00 PM
$35 per person (includes food & drinks)

Register for the Friday gathering and Saturday evening event using the button above. Call 616.395.7250 with questions. Deadline for reservations is June 20th.

Other weekend highlights include:

Thursday, June 26:
  • HSRT Performance of Raisin in the Sun, 8:00 PM,  complimentary tickets  are available for this performance. Reserve your tickets using the registration button above. They will be available at will call the evening of the performance.
Friday, June 27: 
  • Reunite! 6:00 PM to Close, Serafina's Italian Bar & Grille, informal time to catch up. Come anytime, no registration cost but please indicate using registration button above if you plan to stop by. Appetizers and beverages available for purchase.   
  • HSRT Performance of Raisin in the Sun, 8:00 PM, buy tickets here

    Need a place to stay? There is a block of rooms at the Haworth Center - code JU2714. Call or reserve online, cost is $159+ tax per night. Breakfast is included. Follow this link for more options.

    Stay tuned as other informal events may develop for Thursday night or Sunday!

John Tammi is a story teller - now we need your stories, memories and best wishes for John's retirement reunion and celebrating.  You know you have the perfect memory to share.  Attending or not, please submit your stories and best wishes by following this link, or by email to

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