10th Annual Evenings of Horror & Suspense in the Old-Time Radio Tradition
directed by Susan Harris and Paul Baker
October 25 & 26
This Halloween season, the HPCP mounts its TENTH anthology of tales of HORROR…and suspense! Players perform spine-tingling radio plays and adaptations of classic spooky tales, accompanied by live sound effects. To celebrate our 10th Halloween radio show, we are reviving favorites from the previous seasons, and expanding the format to two evenings. Friday, October 25 features classic stories of the 1800s; Saturday, October 26 features tales of terror from the golden age of radio. Auditions take place September 14, 2019 from 1-5pm at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 South Blackstone. An Evening of Horror & Suspense is a great way to get involved with the Players.
Airline Highway by Lisa D’Amour
directed by Leslie Halverson
November 15-17, 22-24
Airline Highway takes place in the parking lot of The Hummingbird Motel, off the titular highway near New Orleans, where the residents have gathered to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque queen who has been a mother figure to them all. Miss Ruby’s life is nearing its end, and she requests that her funeral takes place while she is still alive. As the Mardi Gras-esque celebration continues into the night, the stories of the residents, their pain and disappointments unfold.
She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
directed by Meara Hammond
March 13-15, 20-22
Agnes Evans discovers that her deceased younger sister Tilly played the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons, when she finds a notebook containing a game scenario that Tilly had written. Agnes enlists a “dungeon master” to help her in playing the quest Tilly described. As Agnes does so she discovers the sister she never really knew.
Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
directed by Corinna Christman
May 29-31, June 5-7
A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde’s most enduringly popular play.
Summer Shakespeare in Nichols Park
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
directed by Susan Harris
Dates & times to be determined
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