|HCP Patron Appreciation Gala
November 16 and 17
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
ECTC Science Building Auditorium
A Tuna Christmas is a broad comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. The plot centers on the town's
annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp. A mysterious "Christmas
Phantom," known for vandalizing the yard displays, has the contestants on edge. Among the subplots are
Stanley Bumiller's attempts to end his probation and leave Tuna, Bertha Bumiller's struggle to hold her family
together at Christmastime, and Joe Bob Lipsey's fight to mount successfully his production of A Christmas
Carol despite the town controller of the electric company threatening to turn the lights off. The play is both an
affectionate commentary and withering satire of small town, Southern life and attitudes. A Tuna Christmas is
the second in a series of comedic plays set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas.
Performances: December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 - 7 p.m. and December 9, 16, and 23 - 3 p.m.
Presented in association with the Central Hardin High School Drama Club!
In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are found dancing in
the woods, and immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be determined, the citizens of Salem suspect
that some more sinister force may be at hand. As long-held grudges turn to violent disputes, humiliating secrets
are exposed and disseminated, and the line between truth and pretense becomes increasingly blurry, the
citizens’ dogged determination to root out evil becomes more dangerous than the evil itself. When the burden of
proof is invisible and the crime too terrible to name, everyone becomes a suspect and no one is safe. The
Crucible, Arthur Miller’s remarkable 1963 play, remains as relevant as ever, and carries with it a stern warning:
in every community torn by suspicion, the most dangerous threat may be the community itself.
Performances: March 15 and 16 - 7 p.m.
In one of the most famous of literary love quadrangles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the tale of Hermia,
Demetrius, Lysander, and Helena; four misguided lovers whose journey into the woods lands them in even
more trouble, as members of the fairy kingdom decide to use them as veritable pawns in their own love games.
Against the backdrop of the wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta, and the fiery battle of wills between the
Fairy King and Queen, Oberon and Titania, the four lovers are challenged by magic and trickery to finally work
out what love is all about.
Performances TBA June 2019