Welcome to the Hyde Park Community Players website.

Join us in Hyde Park’s Annual 4th on 53rd Parade

We’ll gather at 54th Street & Old Lake Park Avenue in the Hyde Park Bank parking lot at around 1030 a.m.  on the 4th of July.  The parade steps off at 11 a.m. The parade route is: South on Lake Park, East on 55th to Hyde Park Boulevard. North on Hyde Park Boulevard to 53rd Street. West on 53rd to Nichol’s Park.  Following the parade, Players from our Tempest production will provide entertainment on the main stage in the park!

Join us for our next Monthly Staged Reading

Friday, July 8, 8 pm

From the poetry of Marilyn Cavicchia

Directed by the author. Each poem is in the voice of a different speaker; all of them are traveling down a particular stretch of highway in Ohio.  At Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Admission: $5 at the door.


Hyde Park Community Players’ recent production, An Ideal Husband, by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Susan Harris, original music by Bill Hohnke
June 9-12, at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Avenue

We played to four full houses of delighted auditors and came to a triumphant finish Sunday, June 12.  THANK YOU to everyone, Players and auditors, who came together to make this production the success it indubitably was. Want to remember it fondly or learn more about the process and thinking that went into to this important production? Check out Susan Harris’s  director’s blog.

We look forward to our next production in July

The Tempest, by William Shakespeare

July 15-17 and July 22-24

Our first-ever outdoor production
under the direction of Laura MacGregor

Location to be announced.  Stay tuned!

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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