Hilo Community Players

Hawai‘i Island’s Oldest Theatre Company

The Hilo Community Players have been doing theatre since 1938! Through the presentation of amateur and professional theatre, youth theatre and various special events, the Hilo Community Players strive to organize, promote, and conduct an inspirational, engaging program of quality drama throughout the year.

The Hilo Community Players are proud to announce the casting for our 2020 production of William Shakespeare’s Othello. Thank you to all those who auditioned. Casting decisions were very difficult for the artistic team because there was so much talent at auditions! We hope to see you all at the next audition!

In light of current COVID-19 pandemic response guidelines, director Sarah Elliott and the cast and crew will be creating an innovative mixed-media, socially-distanced dramatic experience to keep actors and audience safe and comfortable. Thank you to all those who auditioned!

The Hilo Community Players proudly presents the 2020 KidShakes:

Oh, Hello!
A Teen Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello
Written by Justina Taft Mattos
Directed by Alston Albarado

Online Video Premiere in Late July!

Rehearsed exclusively in an online format via Zoom, this year’s Kid Shakes is a completely new virtual experience.

Shakespeare’s iconic Othello is masterfully adapted into a snapshot of the teenage years where high school sports, college scholarships, and peer pressure dominate. The themes of lies and jealousy radiate through the looming presence of social media and sheer manipulation of the truth.

“Oh, Hello!” will premiere and be available to watch on the HCP YouTube page.

Please note that this production is aimed at a PG-13 audience, due to more mature themes and issues within the play.

Following the premiere, join the cast and director for the post-show gathering via Zoom. RSVP for the link and entry at the HCP official website.

Livestream Previews and Cast Interviews
July 11, 18, 25 @ 10am

Meet the cast, enjoy some exclusive sneak peeks into the production, and view awesome live performances… all streamed on the HCP Facebook and HCP YouTube pages.

Facebook: Hilo Community Players Facebook Page

YouTube: Hilo Community Players YouTube Channel

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