May 28 - August 3
By David Nehls & Betsy Kelso
Directed by: Lauren Caldwell
"It is wicked funny. If your toe isn’t tappin’ you’re likely dead ... or maybe just terminally prudish." —Ron Cunningham, Gainesville Sun
"All six performers clown it up shamelessly in a story that is preposterously zany; all have excellent voices." —Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom, EntertainingU.com
It’s Christmastime in the Armadillo Acres mobile home community, and everyone is filled with visions of kegnog and beer. In this fun-loving and raucous sequel to THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, you’ll meet new residents of north Florida’s premiere mobile home community, including Darlene (the neighborhood Scrooge), her boyfriend Jackie, and Rufus (a redneck with a heart of gold). Longtime Armidillo Acres residents Betty, Lin, and Pickles are back with voices as big as their hair, but when a freak accident strikes Darlene, everyone’s Christmas cheer will be put to the test. Saddle up and jingle your bells over to the Hipp this summer for an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza and catch up with Starke, Florida’s rowdiest residents for a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’, good-ole festive Hipp summer musical good time!
Content Advisory: Explicit language and adult subject matter.
September 3 - September 28
by Bruce Norris
Directed by: Ralf Remshardt
Awards: Tony Award -Best Play, Pulitzer Prize -Drama, Laurence Olivier Award -Best New Play
"Hilariously funny! A master class in comic writing and playing." —New Yorker
"FEROCIOUSLY SMART! A vital, superlative production of the sharp-witted, sharp-toothed Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy." —New York Times
The Hippodrome partners with the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance on this landmark co-production. Clybourne Park is a wickedly funny, entertainingly provocative, and fiercely intelligent play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each, and won nearly every honor the theatre has to offer, including the Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Broadway’s hottest ticket will have all of Gainesville talking!