Monika Bustamante in HPT's Blur.
Photo copyright Bret Brookshire, 2002.


Hyde Park Theatre presents

BLUR
by Melanie Marnich


directed by
Ken Webster

March 21- April 13, 2002

For reservations, call 479-PLAY.

The Austin Chronicle called Blur "theatrical alchemists [coming] up with some serious gold." The show earned a Critics' Table Award for Outstanding Set Design (Leilah Stewart) and Critics' Table nominations for Monika Bustamante and Joey Hood, as well as an Austin Circle of Theatres Payne Award nomination for David Jones.

Young Dot grapples with a clingy, slightly crazy mother, a homeless priest, and a collection of offbeat friends, all the while wondering if her eyesight is slipping away forever. The bright-and-dark vision of Melanie Marnich's risky, off-kilter comedy premiered last year at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Ken Webster, Hyde Park Theatre's Artistic Director, directs Monika Bustamante, Katherine Catmull, Lee Eddy, Corey Gagne, Joey Hood, David Jones, and Kelsey Kling. Set design is by Leilah Stewart (Luminarias, Playing for Time, Circumference of a Squirrel), lighting by Don Day (Art Stripped Naked, Body & Soul), sound by Robert S. Fisher (Raised by Lesbians), and costumes by Diane Morrison (Art Stripped Naked,Raised by Lesbians).

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays March 21 - April 13. All performances are at 8:00pm. Tickets: $15 ($13 students/seniors/ACoT). Thursdays are Pay What You Can nights. Join us after the show Saturday, March 23 for an opening weekend celebration.

On Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, understudy Kelsey Kling will replace Monika Bustamante in the role of Dot.