Welcome to the Hyde Park Community Players website.

Join us at our new Shakespeare Master Class!

Mastering the Monologue:  A Shakespeare Master Class

Saturday, February 20, 10 am-2 pm

We’re thoroughly thrilled and excited for this upcoming Master Class, as we managed to fill all actor/actress spaces in just 20 hours!  We invite everyone else join us in the audience: attend this master class as an observer (at significant savings too)—discover the same techniques and approaches shared with the actors, learn from watching the work, give the monologuers a real “house” to play too.  The class will be led by our own Nathan Agin (first made known to us as Septimus in Arcadia, currently Assistant Director of Proof, and a man of many talents).

This is a special opportunity that we’re happy we can offer here: http://hpcpshakespeare.eventbrite.com

The class will culminate (for participants who are interested and available) in a performance of monologues on Friday, March 4th, following the Friday Staged Reading of Trifles, by Susan Glaspell

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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