Hyde Park Community Players to host Shakespeare workshop

Herald Intern

The Hyde Park Community Players will host their ninth Annual Shakespeare Workshop Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.

This year, participants will be working with scenes from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Guided by Players, participants will prepare and perform short scenes from the comedy. No preparation, experience or memorization is required.

Adults (ages 15 and up), may pre-register for the workshop at www.hydeparkcommunityplayers.org. The cost of the workshop is $15.

The Hyde Park Community Players, a non-profit, amateur, volunteer organization founded in January of 2009, works to “create compelling theatre by and for residents of the South Side.” A typical season for the Players consists of two or three full productions and an annual ‘radio’ show, “An Evening of Horror and Suspense,” which has become a Hyde Park Halloween tradition. In addition to mainstage production, the Players host monthly staged readings and a number of workshops.