Shannon Grounds in Blue Surge at Hyde Park Theatre. Photo by Bret Brookshire.



Hyde Park Theatre presents


Rebecca Gilman

directed by
Ken Webster

March 25 - April 17, 2004

Reservations 479-PLAY

The Austin Chronicle said "Ken Webster has made a career out of discovering quirky, funny scripts by new, young playwrights that manage to entertain at the same time that they offer consistent insight into our culture, and that describes Gilman's Blue Surge perfectly." The Austin American Statesman said that with "dialogue that dissects the politics and morality of prostitution and class issues, playwright Rebecca Gilman has created a drama that leaves the audience thinking after the last applause. It only gets better under the direction of Ken Webster."

In Blue Surge, two small-town undercover cops try to shut down a massage parlor -- but each ends up involved with one of the prostitutes instead. It's a brilliant and darkly comic drama of class struggle, sexual politics, and love gone wrong.

Hyde Park Theatre is pleased present the first Rebecca Gilman play ever produced in town. Gilman is a remarkable new playwright whose work has won raves world-wide.

On Friday, March 26, join us at the theater after the show for an opening weekend party to celebrate Ken Webster's 25 years in the Austin theatre scene.

WARNING: Nudity and adult content.

Blue Surge features HPT company members Corey Gagne, Kelsey Kling, Shannon Grounds, Mical Trejo, Rebecca Robinson andĘ Jenni Rall, and is directed by Ken Webster.

The show runs at 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, March 25 through April 17. Every Thursday is Pay What You Can night; Friday and Saturday tickets are $16 ($14 for students, seniors, and ACOT members). Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. For reservations call 479-PLAY (7529).