Welcome to the Hyde Park Community Players website.

Tickets for The Musical of Musicals! The Musical! (April 10-12, 17-19) are now available here!

Advance tickets are $12; tickets at the door will be $15, so it pays to buy in advance. Simply 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. 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.)
For which performance?
At University Church

Monthly Friday Staged Readings

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Gin Game, by Donald L. Coburn

Directed by Laura MacGregor
Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. Neither has any other friends, and they start to enjoy each other’s company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins….
N.B. This performance will be at Quaker House, 5615 S. Woodlawn Avenue. 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.)

Our First Public Fundraiser A Success!

Our online fundraiser closed on March 12 with 63 backers contributing over $4,100, successfully putting us well over our initial goal of $3,500. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed! The Kickstarter site is closed, but the giving doesn’t have to stop. We’re still collecting for our stretch goals of video equipment to record our shows and a laptop to handle our shows’ video and audio challenges. You can add your contribution by sending a check (made out to “Hyde Park Community Players”) to the address listed on our Contact Us page or visit our Donate page where you can give any amount you like, or sign up for monthly contributions. Every extra dollar you give helps the Players give you even better shows in the future! Thanks again for your support!


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.

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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