Hawthorne Players 2024

77th Season of LIVE Theatre

NEW! Hawthorne announces a great 2024 season!

Order Season Tickets and save 30%!

Three great shows for only $50!

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March 15-24, 2024

Directed by Nancy Crouse

July 26-August 4, 2024

Directed by Lori Renna

Inspired by a true story, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion.

November 1-10, 2024

Directed by Danny Brown

During the war Joe Keller and Steve Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. An electrifying play.



LiloDenise Baker

Tanya M. Jones (TJ)

Amarachi Kulu

Anneliese Marie

Jasmine Pugh

Corrinna Redford

Chanel Sharpe

Areanna Shears

NEW!   Arts for Life announces nominations for Best Shows in 2023.

Hawthorne receives 21 nominations for The Color Purple and Daddy Long Legs!


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"for colored girls..." offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry. Seven women, only identified by the color they are assigned, such as Lady in Red or Lady in Yellow, This groundbreaking "choreopoem" is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women.

NOTE: Mature language and subjects will be used. Viewer discretion is advised. All patrons, regardless of age must have a ticket for admittance.

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf is a piece of work inspired by events of  Ntozake Shange's own life. Shange admitted publicly to having attempted suicide on four occasions. In a phone interview conducted with CNN, she explained how she came to the title of her choreopoem: "I was driving the No. 1 Highway in northern California and I was overcome by the appearance of two parallel rainbows. I had a feeling of near death or near catastrophe. Then I drove through the rainbow and I went away. Then I put that together to form the title."  The colors of the rainbow then became the essence of the women in the choreopoem.

Shange also explains that she chose to use the word "colored" in the title of her choreopoem so that her grandmother would be able to understand it

Filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty, legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange’s form-changing choreopoem tells the stories of seven women of color using poetry, song, and movement. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism.