by Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by Alberto Bonilla

A big, brash, outrageous, brilliantly written, astonishingly realized, altogether electric play about smashing stereotypes and wrestling with the American Dream.

January 27-February 12; Previews January 25-26

by Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by Michelle Bellaver

Dry Land is a beautiful and brutal examination of abortion, female friendship, and resiliency, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left. 

“The title of the play is about safety, trying to find that safe place to swim ashore.” —Ruby Rae Spiegel, Dry Land playwright

February 6 at 6:00 pm on our Second Stage

by Karen Zacarías
directed by Kristin Clippard

A disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.

March 10- 26: Previews March 8-9

by Nassim Soleimanpour
Produced by Aurora Nova

No rehearsals, no director, a sealed script and a different performer each night. White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Iranian author Nassim Soleimanpour, is a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.

Monday, March 13 at 7 pm

The Hippodrome Theatre is proud to present our 2022-23
Season, LIVE on the Mainstage. A fireman questions his role in a dystopian society, family competition turns election night into a comedy of errors, wrestlers dazzle in a theatrical smackdown, neighbors squabble over butterflies and a chain-linked fence, a woman reaches for the stars in a turn of the century men’s world, and the Murder For Two boys return by popular demand – this time with a holiday twist!  These are just some of the characters you will meet in the 50th season at the Hippodrome Theatre, BEYOND LIMITS.

Experience professional theatre, created right here in Gainesville.

Subscriptions and Flex Passes are the easiest and most economical way to experience our 50th Season of compelling theatrical storytelling!

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