Welcome to the Hyde Park Community Players website.

Join us!

Friday, November 4, 8 pm

For our monthly Friday Staged Reading

The Resistable Rise of Arthuro Ui, by Bertolt Brecht

Directed by Nathan Agin.  Subtitled “A Parable Play,” Brecht’s 1941 play tells the story of a fictional 1930s Chicago mobster and is considered a satirical allegory of the rise of the Nazi party.  Just in time for election day, we present portions of this play.  At Augustana Lutheran Church, 55oo S. Woodlawn Avenue.  Admission: $5 at the door.

And coming December 2-4, 9-11

The Lady’s Not for Burning, by Christopher Fry

Directed by Paul Baker
The New York Herald-Tribune called this play.  “A poetic fantasy of rare splendor and delight…a work of magical humor and deep beauty.” We are now deep in rehearsal for this first full production of our 2016-17 season.  At University Church, 57th & University.    Watch this page for more details soon to come.

Monthly Friday Staged Readings

(To learn more about our monthly series of Friday Staged Readings and how you can get involved, and for a schedule of upcoming readings, click here.)


Link to photos of An Ideal Husband, June 9-12 at the Experimental Station. Photos by Safiyya Maalik of VAMP Photography.

are now up on our Facebook page of  Drones, Clones, and Phones: I Know What You Did Last Summer, our first-ever improv show, directed by Dan Friedrich. Check them out. And while you’re there, please “Like” us. Thanks.

And More

Click here to see our entire 2014-2015 Season!

Watch our upcoming events page for details of HPCP meetings, auditions, productions and other gatherings.

And if you’d like to be on our e-mail list or involved in the Players, drop us a line at info@hydeparkcommunityplayers.org

HPCP presents: PAY TO PLAY!

We read your feedback forms. So we know that some of you want more comedy. And some of you want more drama. And it’s too close to call. So in proud Chicago tradition, we’ve decided to let you vote on it…for a price.  Click here to learn more.

Who are we?

We are a not-for-profit, all-volunteer group dedicated to creating and nurturing vital community theater in the greater Hyde Park, Chicago neighborhood.  We are always happy to welcome new people who would like to join us in our planning, our activities, and our productions. We emphasize genuine engagement in the project of creating both community and theater.  Active members commit to working on the implementation and the promotion of each HPCP production. (And, by the way, this is a growing website.  We hope it has what you needed today; we look to be able to offer much, much more in the future.  Thanks for visiting.)

Our Productions to Date page is your gateway to records of past productions in pictures and words.  Photos from past productions are up on our Facebook page.  Check them out, and while you’re there, why not say you “like” us?  And if you tweet, you can also follow us on @HPCPlayers

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