the Hippodrome Theatre has been North Florida’s most celebrated professional producing
arts organization. The Hippodrome’s 41st season promises to entertain audiences like never before
with our most dynamic and inspiring lineup of plays yet. The Hippodrome’s 2013-2014 season is jam-packed with
Broadway hits (Don't Dress for Dinner, Good People); family-friendly plays (A Christmas Carol and The Tempest),
a creepy, comic Halloween treat, Zombie Town: A Documentary Play and the latest offering from one of the Hipp's favorite playwrights, Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days & Sirens) Leveling Up. Rounding out the season will be a yet-to-be-chosen Summer Musical, always a favorite with Hipp audiences. Join us as we celebrate 41 years of
artistic excellence while embarking on our most ambitious and enjoyable season to date.
January 8 - February 2
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Awards: Best Play - Tony Nominee, Best Play -Winner, NY Drama Critics' Circle Awards
“Really, really funny. Painfully funny and gut-wrenchingly real.” — Washingtonian
“Wonderful. GOOD PEOPLE is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck.” —NY Post
This recent Broadway hit is dramatically funny and surprisingly touching. Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this self-made man - now a successful doctor - secure enough to face his humble beginnings? As Margie risks all for a new start, will her luck finally change for the better?
February 19 - March 16
by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Award-winning playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Sirens) is back. This time she explores the addictive world of online gaming. Three roommates and a girlfriend spend hours with their Xbox in the quest to level up, avoid things “IRL” (in real life) and engage in “RPG” (role playing games). To get paid to play games would be a dream come true. But when the government comes offering a seemingly dream job to one of the gamers, the line between reality and virtual reality gets rather fuzzy.
April 9 - May 4
by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare’s magical, fantastical adventure features a raging storm, shipwrecked royalty, a banished magician, and an island of unique spirits. Duke Prospero and his daughter Miranda were banished to an island many years ago. After taming the wild inhabitants of this new home, Prospero continues to seek his revenge on the brother who betrayed him. When his latest magic trick, a large tempest washes up some royal visitors, Prospero soon finds himself at the center of an incredible odyssey about family, love and mercy. An adventure for all ages!
May 28 - June 22