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A 50l(c)(3) nonprofit community
theatre organization founded in 1988
Spring & fall productions,
four to seven performances each

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PERFORMANCE SPACE:
Home Auditorium
4400 S Home Ave
(7000 west,
a few blocks east of Harlem)

Stickney, Illinois

(312) 802-8020

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You know you're in community theatre if...
  • Your living room sofa spends more time on stage than you do.
  • You have your own secret family recipe for stage blood.
  • You think Neil Simon is a misunderstood genius.
  • You've ever driven around the back of stores looking for discards that can be used for set pieces.
  • You can find something in the prop room that hasn't been used for ten years, but you don't know where your own vacuum cleaner is.
  • You have a Frequent Shopper Card at the Salvation Army.
  • You've ever cleaned a tuxedo with a Magic marker.
  • You've ever appeared on stage in an outfit held together with hot glue.
  • You've ever been involved with a show where tech week is devoted to getting the running time under four and a half hours.
  • You've ever done an English murder mystery where half the cast spoke with southern accents.
  • You've ever done a show where the cast outnumbered the audience.
  • You've ever gotten a part because you were the only one who showed up for auditions.
  • The audience recognizes you the minute you walk onstage because they saw you taking out the trash before the show.
  • You've ever had to haul a sofa offstage between scenes wearing an evening gown and heels.
  • You've ever had to haul a sofa offstage between scenes wearing an evening gown and heels and you're a guy.
  • You've ever seen an actor lean out through a window without opening it first.
  • You've ever had to play a drunk scene opposite someone who was really drunk.
  • You've ever heard a chorus member complain that the music keeps changing tempos when it's on CD.
  • You've ever heard an actor call for a line in front of an audience.
  • You've ever heard a crewmember say "Just paint it black no one will ever see it."
  • You've ever been told, "Use the duct tape. If that doesn't work, we'll hot-glue it."
  • The set designer tells you not to walk on the left half of the stage because the paint's still wet five minutes before curtain.
  • The reason your director has no eyebrows is because he handled special effects for the last show.
  • You've ever played the father of someone your father's age.
  • You've ever scheduled your vacation time to coincide with tech week.
  • Your family is more than 50 percent of the staff.
  • You name your son Samuel and tell him that his middle name is in honor of the French side of the family.
  • Your kids know your rehearsal schedule better than you do.
  • Your kids know your lines better than you do.
  • Your kids deliver your lines better than you do.
  • You get home from rehearsal and have to go back to the theatre because you forgot your kids.

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