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Friday, April 12, 8 pm

April Staged Reading:

Home Work, written & directed by Christian Michael Smith

Join us for a staged reading of an original work by one of our own.

Betty has a strong sense of duty to her family, so strong that she does all math homework for her twin brother Rick, even now that he has started college and she has not. But the center of gravity shifts for this working-class family when Betty begins her work as a maid for Dr. Gil, Rick’s math professor who is caught up in two races: her own tenure race, and the nation’s budding Space Race. As Dr. Gil collides head-on with a sexist world, Rick collides head-on with a classist world, and Betty collides head-on with both, each learns about the possibilities and limitations of sacrifice, family, and math.

The performance of approximately 1 hour is followed by home-baked treats and a moderated discussion with the author and cast. You are welcome to use the church parking lot.

The play is performed at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.; $5 at the door.

Email: stagedreadings@hydeparkcommunityplayers.org with questions.

May 10-12, 17-19

Do You Feel Anger?

by Mara Nelson-Greenberg

We're looking forward to our May production of Do You Feel Anger?, directed by Marilyn Cavicchia. This absurdist comedy explores gender dynamics, workplace aggression, and how our attempts to build empathy can go dangerously off the rails--and keeps you laughing the whole time.

At University Church, 57th & University.

On our YouTube channel:

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nyguen

On March 12, 2021 we lived-streamed our great March 2020 production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nyguen, directed by Meara MacGregor.

You can still find it here, on YouTube

[NB: The video starts with a montage of fun pics, cast bios and more; the play proper begins at 21:10.]

Our January 2021 Staged Reading

Calumny: Two Vintage Comedies about Slander, Libel & Fake News

directed by Andrea Holliday, with assistance from Marissa Tranquilli

This reading was livestreamed on YouTube on January 8, and is still available for viewing on our YouTube channel and embedded on this homepage. The reading is preceded by a half-hour pre-show of period music and images; the reading begins at 30:17.


if you missed the original streaming on October 30 and 31, you can still watch them on our Youtube channel:


takes you to the links for both evenings.

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