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HCC Phillips Festival

DATE: Saturday, September 28, 2019

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Leslie Phillips Theater, Fine & Performing Arts building

HCC 24 hour theater festival

Holyoke Community College theater alumni, together with students from the HCC Theater Department, will gather for the fourth year to produce an evening of one-act plays written in just 24 hours.

The HCC 24-hour theater festival, renamed the HCC Phillips Festival last year in memory of the late HCC drama teacher Leslie Phillips who inspired the festival's creation, will be presented Sat., Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Leslie Phillips Theater in HCC's Fine & Performing Arts Building.  Participants will gather on Fri., Sept. 27, in the theater to begin planning and writing the plays to be performed the following night. 

Like the previous three festivals, the fourth is a benefit show and all proceeds will go toward the Leslie Phillips Fund for Theater Arts and Education at Holyoke Community College.  This event was first organized in 2016 by HCC alumni working with HCC theater professor Pat Sandoval '84 as a tribute to Phillips, founder of the HCC drama program, who died in 1988. Phillips  played a pivotal role in the formation of HCC's theater department and lent her creative talent and intense focus to inspiring students to explore and discover their passion for the performing arts.

Tickets for the show are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, HCC faculty and staff. 

Advance tickets are being sold online at Search for "Phillips Festival."

Anyone who would like to participate in this year's festival can contact the HCC Alumni Players at or on the HCC Alumni Players Facebook page.