Welcome to the Hyde Park Community Players website.

We are running a Kickstarter Campaign

to fund our first-ever musical.  We have less than two weeks left and surely you don’t want to be left behind as we reach for (and reach beyond) our $3500 goal….If we exceed our goal, we can give you even more! We’re planning to propose some “stretch goals” soon: they’re not “official yet, but with extra funds we are thinking of buying video equipment to ensure a good record of every one of our shows and a laptop computer that can handle to sound and video challenges that come along with launching an exciting theatrical production.  Help us make this goal and beyond.  Every extra dollar you give helps the Players’ future shows too!  Click on the link to show your support for the Players.

Friday Staged readings

Coming up this Friday, March 6th, at 8:oo pm, we bring you our monthly Friday Staged Reading:

Sweet Child ‘o Mine, by Shelley DeHosse

directed by the playwright.
The play alternates between 1969 and 1987.  In ’69: Joanie, a sheltered teenager, has just arrived at the Woodstock Festival with Penny, her free-spirited friend.  There Joanie meets Michael, a laissez-faire hippie, who introduces her to a brand new side of life.  Fast forward to ’87: Joanie, now just  ”Joan”, is mother to a curious and hard-rock-obsessed teenage daughter Melody.  Melody never knew anything about her father, but a slight clue launches her on a journey to find him.  Staged at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.  Admission $5 at the door.

(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.)


are now up on our Facebook page of our most recent production, 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.

By the way,

The Romeo & Juliet Blog

is the blog that just keeps on giving.  Susan has been kind enough to share a blog entry she wrote in her own personal blog, sparked by her part as Juliet’s Nurse.  Click over to the blog and scroll down to April 23 for a good read.

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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