HP Community Players perform “The Lady’s Not for Burning”

Photo courtesy of the Hyde Park Community Players

Photo courtesy of the Hyde Park Community Players

By ALLISON MATYUS
Staff Writer

After a successful 2015-16 season, the Hyde Park Community Players (HPCP) will be performing their first fully-staged production of the 2016-17 season in two back-to-back weekends for the showing of “The Lady’s Not for Burning.”

Written by Christopher Fry, “The Lady’s Not for Burning” takes place in 15th century England during a witch hunt scandal that combines humor with deep poetry. Hyde Park Community Player, Paul Baker, has directed this exciting rendition.

“Christopher Fry heartily deserves this revival, and this comedy is especially relevant now,” Baker said in a written statement. “Fry’s verse is supple, weaving its way easily from simple, plain conversation and delightful humor, through gloriously fantastic and deeply thoughtful poetry, to simple lyric beauty and back again. Fry makes us laugh, makes us think, and makes our heart sing.”

“The Lady’s Not for Burning” will be performed at the University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., during Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11. Friday and Saturday shows will take place at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows will be held as matinees and will take place at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance at the HPCP website, hydeparkcommunityplayers.org, or can be purchased at the door. Prices are $15 for regular admission and $12 for students and seniors.

a.matyus@hpherald.com