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YSP Silent Auction Online

Come help us with our YSP Scholarship Fund by bidding on some great items in our silent action!

You can bid on a number of different items, including gift certificates, photos, home services, books, toys, jewelry, and much more. We’re hoping to raise at least $3000 for our fund. Come join in the fun and help us out at the same time!

We are adding more items to the auction as we go along, so check back often to see exciting new items you can bid on.

Bidding closes on Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 12:00 midnight, CST. Happy bidding!

Upcoming Performances!  

Comedy of Errors

July 21, 22 at 6 pm

July 28 at 6 pm

July 29 at 2 pm


Will & Sid’s Last Ride

Scenes from Shakespeare and Sid Caesar’s Show of Shows

August 3, 4, 5 at 6 pm

August 6 at 1 pm

August 10, 11, 12 at 6 pm

August 13 at 1 pm


The Young Shakespeare Players (YSP), a non-profit theater program founded in 1980 by Richard DiPrima, invites youth, ages 7-18, to perform full-length, original works of Shakespeare, G.B. Shaw, and Charles Dickens. There are no auditions or rejections. Any young person who registers will receive one or more substantial speaking roles. Designed to show participants, their families, and the community that these plays are delightful, accessible, and fun, YSP is the only year-round program of its kind. Actors learn to appreciate both the language and the drama in these great works as well as the technical aspects of acting and stagecraft. Special programs are also available for veteran actors, ages 14-26, and adult actors.

YSP fully incorporates each participant in every phase of production: rehearsing, directing, memorizing, providing technical support such as make-up and stage management. Performances are always admission-free, offering an affordable cultural and creative experience to participants and audience members.  YSP furthers the emotional development of young people and provides them a community in which service and volunteerism is essential to the organization’s viability.