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Get to Know Our Resident Theatre Company Hat Trick Theatre Productions

Published: October 10, 2016

Did you know Ruth Eckerd Hall has a resident theater company? Well, we do! Hat Trick Theatre, a group of passionate, young actors, found their permanent home at the Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall in 2015.

Named “Scrappiest Little Theater Company“ by Creative Loafing, Hat Trick Theatre Productions, Inc. has been improving live, local theatre in the community since 2004.

Hat Trick Theatre’s cast of Deathtrap

Last season, their productions were packed with quality entertainment, including the spine–chilling Deathtrap. You can read the Tampa Bay Times’ Performing Arts Critic, Andrew Meacham’s review of Deathtrap here!

“Hat Trick is every aspect of live theater at its very best,” said Sharon Reid-Kane, VP of Education and Outreach at Ruth Eckerd Hall. “We couldn’t be happier to have brought this company home to the Murray Theatre where they can flourish and do what no other company does better….”

HatTrick Productions includes founding member and actor Paul McColgan, who is also the Director of Education at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Company manager and actor Steve Fisher, recently joined Ruth Eckerd Hall as Instruction & Producing Associate. Jack Holloway, another founding member, director and actor is also Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Department Chair. Jack has won numerous awards including Creative Loafing’s 2014 Best Comedic Performance in a Drama. In 2009, Jack was selected as the first place winner of the National Society of Arts & Letters National Competition in Drama–Comedy in Washington, D. C.

Paul, Steve and Jack put the final touches on the upcoming season!

Tickets for their 16–17 Season are on sale now!. Don’t miss the chilling classic Wait Until Dark, the comedy Lend Me A Tenor and the timeless classic The Three Musketeers! Tickets start at only $24, but you can buy a three–show package for only $55! That’s a savings of $17. Get more information and your tickets here!