Welcome to the Hyde Park Community Players website.

The Halloween Radio Show is TONIGHT!

Our 5th Annual Evening of Horror & Suspense in the Old-Time Radio Tradition

“Airing” Saturday, October 25, 8 PM:  $12 at the door; $10 for students & seniors.
at Augustana Lutheran Church, 55th & Woodlawn. Parking in the lot is available.

Radio scripts and dramatized stories by Ray Bradbury, T.C. Boyle, Daphne Du Maurier, H.G. Wells, Shirley Jackson and more. Dramatic readers, cunning sound-effects creators, spooky music:  this production is staged like a live radio show.  Through the magic of voice and live sound effects, we create an eerie soundscape to keep you on the edge of your seat–and you are there!  Tickets are on sale at the door — along with:  a 50/50 Raffle; a silent auction of Susan Harris’s original program art; and, For The First Time Ever, HPCP T-Shirts selling for a mere $12.  All this and a great show too.  Don’t miss any of it!

Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard

Smart, thoughtful, deeply moving, said by some to be Stoppard’s greatest play, Arcadia explores time, change, love, loss and the inscrutability of objects.  Our play will open on November 8th at University Church, 5655 S. University Avenue, and tickets are on sale here.  Don’t miss it.

Advance tickets are $10; tickets at the door will be $12, so it pays to buy in advance.  Simply select the performance you wish to attend and click on the “Add to Cart” button below; that will take you to a page where you can select the number of tickets you wish to buy and complete your purchase.  Tickets bought here will be treated as “Will Call” to be picked up at the door at the time of the performance.  You will not receive a ticket in advance.  Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes before curtain to pick up your tickets -  earlier if you want to be sure of getting your choice of the best seats.  (We offer online ticket sales through the security of Paypal.  There is a $0.50 per ticket fee to offset Paypal’s charges.)
For which performance of Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia”?
At University Church

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.)


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.

Follow the excitement of staging Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, directed by Paul Baker. Check out the show’s blog for a look into a production in the works.

And 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 2013-2014 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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