“The season is created to explore a wide diversity of characters as they journey through the vicissitudes of life,” said Artistic Director Lauren Warhol Caldwell. “The Hipp’s 46th season will thrust you to the edge of your seat, as you witness the ups-and-downs of human exploration.”
Join us for a year of engaging, dynamic, and contemporary storytelling. Hippodrome season subscriptions go on sale to the public May 1, 2018.
“We are the Wolves.”
The Hipp partners with the UF School of Theatre + Dance to bring the acclaimed new play The Wolves to the stage. Game on! Ferociously funny, The Wolves is an unflinching depiction of a suburban girls soccer team, and a riveting slice-of-life portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls.
A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Lucille Lortel and Drama League awards for Best Play, as well as for the Outer Critics’ Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play, and winner of the 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting, The Wolves was named one of the year’s best plays by The New York Times.
“A firecracker of a play, spilling over with humor, insight and searing pathos.” – The Hollywood Reporter.
CRITIC’S PICK! “Thrilling! THE WOLVES keeps you on the edge of your seat.” – The New York Times.
“I live on blood. But I am not… that… can I come in?”
Oskar, a lonely boy living with his mother on the edge of town, is bullied at school and longing for friendship. Eli, the young girl who moves in next door, never goes to school and rarely leaves home. These two youngsters, sensing in each other kindred spirits, become devoted friends. But when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood, a shocking truth tests their young friendship-and love-beyond all imaginable limits.
“What’s the deal with fruitcake?”
A hilarious, madcap romp for the holiday season! Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung.
If you loved A Tuna Christmas or the Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) you will be laughing in the aisles for Every Christmas Story Ever Told!
“Wackiest, tackiest, and happiest holiday event(s)!” – USA Today.
“I’ll tell you what. I’m not the same person who walked through that door.”
Fresh from its Tony-winning Broadway run, the comic sequel to Ibsen’s famed drama comes to the Hippodrome. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. In A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, many years have passed since Nora slammed the door on everything in her life. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
“[A] smart, funny and utterly engrossing play” – The New York Times. “[A Doll’s House, Part 2 ] delivers explosive laughs while also posing thoughtful questions about marriage, inequality and human rights” – Hollywood Reporter. “Keeps you hanging on each turn of argument and twist of knife. It’s dynamite.” – Time Out New York.
“But isn’t knowing the truth better? Instead of basing our lives on some kind of — a miracle?”
Hippodrome audiences fell in love with Tom Dudzick’s infectiously hilarious and genuinely heart-warming plays Over the Tavern and King o’ the Moon. Miracle on South Division Street is the story of the Nowak family, living in the East Side of Buffalo, New York, where Clara, the family matriarch, happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom – a twenty-foot shrine to the Blessed Mother which adjoins the house. The Nowak family’s faith is shaken to the very core when a deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel, and the results are heartfelt and hilarious.
“Best comedy of the year! A great hook that will keep generations laughing. You have to see it to believe it.” – Examiner.com.
“You’re naive. Naive and well-meaning. And you’re on a collision course with history.”
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award, and nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, Disgraced is one of the most widely-produced and talked-about plays in recent years. High-powered New York lawyer Amir has climbed the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his Muslim roots. When he and his wife Emily host a dinner party, what starts as a friendly conversation escalates, shattering their views on race, religion, and each other.
“Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off limits at social gatherings. But watching Mr. Akhtar’s characters rip into these forbidden topics, there’s no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater.” – The New York Times.