Hovey Players has been producing provocative and timely theater since 1936. Located near the historic Moody Street in Waltham, MA in the Abbott Memorial Theater, Hovey is among the most intimate performance spaces in New England. Neon lights guide the patrons downstairs and into our 50 seat blackbox; reminiscent of a 1920’s speakeasy.
UPCOMING PLAYS AND EVENTS
Plays & Events
Handbagged imagines what really happened in the private meetings between two of the world’s most powerful women: the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, and Queen Elizabeth II. Born just six months apart, each leader has the capacity to change the world, but how the world should be changed is another story altogether. Will Mags and Liz find common ground in tumultuous times, or will the gloves come off at Buckingham Palace?
June 9 - 24, 2023
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A romantic comedy about loss, love, change and redemption. The Clean House is both whimsical and touching. A serious career- oriented doctor, Lane, has hired a quirky Brazilian maid. The only problem is that the maid, Matilde, hates to clean. Instead she longs to be a comedienne. Lane is deserted by her husband, Charles, who leaves her for his mistress, Ana, a passionate, older Argentinian woman upon whom he recently performed a mastectomy. Sarah Ruhl’s enchanting play reminds us that there is humor and beauty to be found in life’s most unlikely messes.
Performance Dates: March 24 - April 8, 2023
In collaboration with Sympli Whitney Productionz, we bring you an evening of Blues with the Willie J Laws Band! Tickets on sale now!
Mischief is afoot in the sleepy village of Edmonton and the fate of the world is at stake in this smart modern fable. When the emotionally conflicted son of the local lord and an ambitious newcomer come into conflict, help presents itself to both in the same guise—as the Devil himself. But while these two young men take advantage of the Devil’s bargain to accomplish their own questionable ends, someone else in town stands her ground—Elizabeth, an outcast whom everyone believes to be a witch.
Cast: Shira Cahn-Lipman as Elizabeth, Sean Donnelly as Scratch, Bill Stambaugh as Arthur, Todd Sandstrom as Cuddy, Daniel Larson as Frank and Jaryn Wilcox as Winnifred.
Run Time: 1hr 45mins (no intermission)
Performance Dates: November 18 - December 3, 2022
In his powerful, poignant, and often hilarious 1999 memory play, screenwriter/playwright/director Kenneth Lonergan examines a painful chapter from his family’s then-recent past, framed within a harrowingly honest group portrait — his grandmother Gladys’ slow, inexorable decline into dementia. The Waverly Gallery explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent toll her decline exacts on her family, particularly her grandson.
Performance Dates: September 16-October 1, 2022
Maytag Virgin by Audrey Cefaly, directed by Nancy Curran Willis. follows Alabama School teacher Lizzy Nash and her new neighbor, Jack Key, over the year following the tragic death of Lizzy's husband. The play explores the ideas of inertia and self-enlightenment, and the bridge between the two.
""Maytag Virgin is a witty and earnest meditation on how people connect even when they feel they're not ready, and what it is to move on while honoring and remembering the things, and people, who came before." - DC Theatre Scene
Performance Dates: June 3 - June 11, 2022.
In collaboration with Sympli Whitney Productionz, we bring you an evening of Nina Simone & Hip Hop with nationally renowned artist Valerie Stephens and her Blessings. Valerie Stephens has partnered with hip hop artist Yuki Kanesaka to bring to the stage the power of Nina Simone for today's artists and their appreciators. Featuring local musicians Zayra Pola (drums), Frank Wilkins (Piano/Keyboard), Daniel Day (Bassist) and Slam Poet Art Collins. ONE NIGHT ONLY - April 23, 2022 at 8:00pm. Tickets available here and at the door before the event. Box office opens at 7:00pm Please click on the artist's headshots below for more information.
Obie Award-winning playwright, Young Jean Lee, takes a hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama. It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed and his three adult sons come together at their Dad's mid-western home to celebrate Christmas, where they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, juvenile pranks, matching pajamas and takeout Chinese. Their festivities are abruptly interrupted when forced to confront questions that challenge their individual belief systems. When identity matters and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man?