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Theatre Performance Schedule

About Theatre Performances:

The Theatre Department proudly produces two student performances per year. These performances provide opportunities for student actors and crew. The HCC Theatre Department has produced world premiere plays, while collaborating directly with the playwright. HCC Theatre also explores the rich classical history of theater in production and includes a range to contemporary plays. All casting is nontraditional and diverse, welcoming all students into all roles. HCC Theatre offers exposure to a world class and diverse guest artist series, which provides performances and workshops to the community and students. The HCC Theatre Department welcomes the community to attend all its performances. 

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Spring 2024 Performances

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Get to Eleven Documentary | February 29

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre

Based on Padraic Lillis’ award-winning one man show, the film blends live performance elements with narrative cinematic storytelling in an intimate conversation about suicide, addiction, and the importance of sharing stories in our darkest moments. On stage in performance, among friends in conversation, and in the streets and subways of New York City, Padraic offers his own story, and empowers his audiences to deepen their own relationship with life, mental health, and mortality.

Talkback with Padraic Lillis immediately following.


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Directing Workshop with Padraic Lillis | February 29

2 – 5 p.m

Studio Theatre, YPAB


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48 Hour Play Festival | March 2

7:30 p.m.

Studio Theatre, YPAB

All new and original works, crafted in only 48 hours from start to finish.

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Scenes from the Odyssey | April 4–6

by Homer | Adapted and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman | Adapted from the translation of “The Odyssey” by Robert Fitzgerald


Thursday - Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, 2 p.m. 

Mainstage Theatre, YPAB

An abridged dramatic adaptation of Homer's myth of Odysseus in his struggle to get home. With her trademark irreverent and witty twist on classic works, Zimmerman brings to life the story of Odysseus's ten-year journey, depicting his encounters with characters such as Circe, the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, the Sirens, and others.

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Audition Workshop with Regina Moore, Casting Director | April 25

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Studio Theatre, YPAB

This audition workshop is designed for actors who want to learn to audition or improve their auditioning skills.  Regina Moore, a proud member of Casting Society of America (CSA), is an entertainment industry professional with over 30 years of principal casting experience.

Workshop is open to HCC faculty, staff and students.

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Connect with us

Contact Information
Drama Instructor
Ybor City
YPAB 211

Past Performances

HCC's Theatre departments are proud to have showcased the following plays.

Title Year
Make 'Em Laugh 2023 – 2024
Zombie Beach, The Musical 2022 – 2023
Mr. Yunioshi 2022 – 2023
 Breakneck Shakespeare 2022 – 2023
The Further Adventures of Tent Girl and Nazi Barbie in the Land of Whatever, a new play by Judith Leora 2022 – 2023
The Ukraine Play Reading Project 2022 – 2023
Short plays to celebrate the human spirit 2021 – 2022
Ain’t I a Woman! 2020 – 2021
American playwrights with a twist! 2020 – 2021
Skin_Hunger_Touch_Starved 2019 – 2020
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind 2018 – 2019
What of the Night? 2018 – 2019
HCC 50 Years in the Making 2017 – 2018
A Devised Theatrical Experience Honoring Our Veterans 2017 – 2018
Six Degrees of Separation 2016 – 2017
Miss Julie 2016 – 2017

Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead

2015 – 2016
Hamlet 2015 – 2016
I Hate Hamlet 2015 – 2016
Southern Exposure 2014 – 2015
The Importance of Being Earnest 2014 – 2015
Simpatico 2013 – 2014
Six Character in Search of an Author 2013 – 2014
The Dining Room 2012 – 2013
Lysistrata 2012 – 2013
365 Days/365 Plays 2011 – 2012
Betty's Summer Vacation 2011 – 2012