OUR NEXT PERFORMANCE
Parker Playhouse shut its doors in June of this year when the State of Illinois purchased our building as part of the future underpass project scheduled on Route 14. However, rather than view the transfer as a setback, we chose to view the transfer as an opportunity to reinvent ourselves.
We are now Parker Players- a theater “company” rather than a theater “house”. We are currently searching for a permanent home for our company but even when we find one, we will function as a resident company within that space, hoping to rent and share with other art centered organizations.
Our mission as Parker Players is to craft productions showcasing the local talents of our artistic community and deliver high quality theater to Barrington. We will license, audition, cast, rehearse and present a full season of entertainment.
Barrington and the surrounding communities are home to many talented performing artists. We want to connect with those folks, cast age appropriately and provide them with the opportunity to shine!
Parker Players first production will be The Gift of the Magi - a short Christmas comedy adapted by Jon Jory from the story by O. Henry.
Barrington’s Campus Life Center is graciously hosting our performances on Saturday, December 21st at 3 PM and 7 PM.
We will be holding auditions for The Gift of the Magi on Tuesday October 29th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Christian Science Reading Room at 125 E. Main Street in downtown Barrington. Any person 15 and older is welcome to audition. Please prepare a verse and chorus of a Christmas carol of your choice. An accompanist will be provided.