Bittersweet Love: Two Plays by the Hyde Park Community Players
The Hyde Park Community Players will be performing plays about Bittersweet Love for the weekend before Valentine’s Day. These two one-act plays (Glory in the Flower and Strains of Triumph) were written by William Inge, called “The Playwright of the Midwest” for his honest rendering of the american character that he so loved.
The performances will be at the Experimental Station, 6100 Blackstone Ave., February 10th,11th and 12th, with evening shows (8:00pm)
on Friday and Saturday, and matinees (3:00pm) on Saturday and Sunday. The plays
are directed by Laura MacGregor with a cast gathered from the Hyde Park, Woodlawn
and Kenwood communities. Set in the early 60s, the two plays have been tied together thematically with period music (performed live!) and by continuing some characters through both plays. With timeless poetry and colloquial slang, serious themes and light- hearted comedy the plays explore youth, love and forgiveness.
Tickets are $12 at the door, or $10 in advance. Advance tickets are available at
57th Street Books and What the Traveler Saw, or via Paypal on the HPCP website. You may also visit the site to find out more about HPCP, or to volunteer. The Hyde Park Community Players are now in their fourth season.