Welcome to the Hyde Park Community Players website.

Our Fall Production: the LAST Saturday/Sunday  Weekend!

Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard, the author of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and the screenplay for Shakespeare in Love, has surpassed himself in Arcadia.  Funny, smart, and witty, like all his plays, Arcadia is also thoughtful and 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 and run on Saturdays and Sundays for three weekends through November 23rd.  at University Church, 5655 S. University Avenue, and tickets are on sale here.

Tickets for today’s two shows, Saturday,11/22  at 3 pm & 8 pm, will also be on sale at the door.
Regular price: $12; Students & Seniors: $10

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.  For our record keeping, the advance ticket option for the day of each performance will be removed sometime that day before the performance; tickets will then be available at the door.  (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

John Roberts (October 20, 1957–November 14, 2014)

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Player John Roberts. John was a founding member of the Hyde Park Community Players and appeared in many of our shows, including Riders to the Sea, Antigone, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and The Good Doctor. He was also the assistant director for Desire, Desire, Desire, for which he choreographed our first ever musical number.  John’s talent, warmth, humor, and generosity have been an important part of the Players and enriched the lives of everyone who worked with him. We will miss him very much.

If you’d like to be part of the Players’ memorial tribute to John, go to the Donate page of this website and make a one-time donation in any amount.  All one-time donations made before Midnight Wednesday night, November 19, will be included in the Players’ memorial.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Thursday November 20, 2014: Visitation at Leak Funeral Home 78th & Cottage Grove, 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

Friday November 21, 2014: St. Sabina Church 1210 W. 78th Place – Wake 10:00am – 11:00am, Service 11:00am – 12:00pm. There will be a prepast (which is a repast) during the wake @ 10:00am – 11:00am.

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.)

Pictures

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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