Our first mainstage show of our 2019-20 season opens on November 15, at University Church, 57th & University Avenue. Airline Highway takes place in the parking lot of The Hummingbird Hotel, off the titular highway near New Orleans. 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 struggles unfold.
Founded in January of 2009, the Hyde Park Community Players is a non-profit, amateur, volunteer organization whose mission is to create compelling theatre by and for residents of the South Side. Read More »
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Friday Staged Readings
In addition to our major productions, the Players present a monthly staged-reading series, typically on the first Friday night of each month. Read More »
Auditions usually take place a few months before a show, in two sessions, one on a weekend afternoon and one on a weekday evening. Read More »
Since our founding in 2009, the Hyde Park Community Players have been putting on between 2-3 shows per season. Read More »
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