Editors Note- If you have not been to HART Theater on the corner of 2nd and Main, you simply must. HART, along with Bag & Baggage on Main Street, provides theater and works of the performing arts for the people of Hillsboro and beyond. The work it takes to produce plays and bring life to that art form is incredible. We are so lucky to have HART here in Hillsboro, and we encourage all of you to get your tickets and get to one of these fantastic upcoming performances, which start their run on July 2nd, 2023. Harrison Butler, artistic director, has been nothing short of inpisrational in his approach to HART and the energy and vibrance he is helping to bring to our community!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HART ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF ‘NATIVE GARDENS’ AND ‘H.M.S. PINAFORE’ TO ITS 2022-2023 SEASON AND UNVEILS EXCITING LINEUP FOR THE 2023-2024 SEASON
Hillsboro, Oregon – June 5, 2023
Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre (HART) is delighted to unveil the inclusion of ‘Native Gardens’ by Karen Zacarìas and Light Opera of Portland’s ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ in its highly acclaimed 2022-2023 season. Under the visionary leadership of HART’s newly appointed Artistic Director, Harrison Butler, the introduction of ‘Native Gardens’ and ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ signifies a new era of exceptional theatrical experiences in Hillsboro.
“We are overjoyed to bring this remarkably funny, poignant, and heartwarming comedy and a joint production with Light Opera of Portland to the culmination of our season,” exclaims Aurea Taylor, President of the Board of Directors.
‘Native Gardens’ is a charming and optimistic comedy that resonates with a community experiencing progressive diversity. The narrative delves into the intricacies of two couples, new neighbors, who initially meet with the best of intentions, only to find their efforts crumble in the face of conflict. As cultures collide and boundaries are tested, a dispute over property lines and landscaping emerges, leading to a captivating exploration of human dynamics.
The curtain rises on ‘Native Gardens’ on June 16th, running through July 2nd, 2023. Secure your tickets now by visiting www.hart-theatre.org.
‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ is a Gilbert and Sullivan comic Opera in two acts. The story takes place aboard the Royal Navy ship HMS Pinafore. The captain’s daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father’s wishes at first, but Sir Joseph’s advocacy of the equality of humankind encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn conventional social order. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope. The Captain discovers this plan, but, as in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically near the end of the story.
The curtain rises on ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ on July 14th, running through July 23rd, 2023.
Secure your tickets now by visiting www.hart-theatre.org.
In addition to the announcement of ‘Native Gardens’ for the 2022-2023 season, Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre (HART) is thrilled to reveal the captivating lineup for its upcoming 2023-2024 season. The season will feature a diverse range of productions, including “Mornings at Seven,” “Seussical the Musical Jr.,” “Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little,” and “Lightning Thief.”
Artistic Director Harrison Butler is enthusiastic about curating plays that resonate with the Hillsboro community, thanks to the growing diversity of patrons and the recent resurgence of interest in live theatre. “Choosing productions for our Hillsboro audience is an absolute joy, as we witness the remarkable growth in diversity and a renewed passion for experiencing live theatre,” says Butler. “We strive to select shows that reflect our expanding audience, enticing both new patrons and long-time theatre enthusiasts.”
HART, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization, welcomes individuals who are interested in joining a team that values inclusivity and representation. To learn more about upcoming opportunities, please visit www.hart-theatre.org.
Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre
Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre