Welcome to the Hyde Park Community Players website.

Our Monthly Staged Reading – June 3, 8 pm

The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

Through circumstances beyond our control, we will be unable to stage the Noel Coward plays on June 3rd, as planned. Instead we will whet our appetite for the Players’ upcoming June 9-12 production of Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, by perf0rming Acts 2 and 3 of Wilde’s best known play as our third read-along in the Staged Reading series.  Scripts and roles will be handed out–first come, first served–as interested actors arrive.  The rest of us will play that most important role of “audience members”.  (The first two times we did this, everyone had lots of fun.)  The Reading will also be potluck: please bring a dessert or snack to share.  The Reading will be at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn, and since we are all presenters, there will be no charge for this reading.

And then in June!

Our Next Show will be

An Ideal Husband, by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Susan Harris
June 9-12, at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone.

With characteristic wit and an amused eye cocked at the follies and hypocrisies of the world, Oscar Wilde explores what happens when one man is forced to choose between reputation and honour, with his wife’s love for him hanging in the balance.

You can following the progress of this exciting production on the director’s blog.

Tickets are available now!

Advance tickets are $10; tickets at the door will be $12, so it pays to buy in advance. Simply select your performance date 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 performance. You will not receive a ticket in advance. The advance ticket option will sunset some hours before each performance to make sure we don’t miss any names.  Tickets will still be available at the door at the time of the performance.  Please try to arrive no later than fifteen minutes before show time 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 $0.75 per ticket fee to offset Paypal’s charges.)
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At Experimental Station

Our Hyde Park Community Players Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 15th.  More details to follow.

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.)


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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