Today we catch up with Sasha Austin, who plays the Sailor and (sometimes) the Captain. Sasha’s first role with the HPCP was in Murder, You Must Be Kidding?. Sasha played Prospera last year in our first outdoor Shakespeare show, The Tempest. Q. What was your relationship with Shakespeare like before The Tempest? Has doing outdoor […]
Looks like the Act II rehearsals are going swimmingly. Left to right: Eric Roberts, Amelia Snoblin, Paul Baker, James Allen, Shonte Wesson.
Auditions for William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Leslie Halverson, will be held Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30-9:00pm and Saturday, May 20 from 3:00-6:00pm at Augustana Lutheran Church (5500 South Woodlawn). If you’ve already been in an HPCP show, you know what to expect from auditions. For those trying out for the first time, I thought it […]
We did it! Opening weekend was beautiful. The audience members laughed and cried and also questioned why I would do such a “disturbing” play. I am including my director’s notes here as an explanation/defense. Ta-da! I first discovered The Marriage of Bette and Boo—and Christopher Durang—in college. It was love at first read through. He […]
I was in my first play in second grade. It was called Iron John and, because I had a natural aptitude for being precise and bossy, I was cast as the lead narrator. Two days before the show, we had a disastrous rehearsal. We missed cues, we missed, entrances—I’m pretty sure one of the princesses […]