Street Corner Arts presents the gripping Grounded, by George Brant, at HPT April 6-21.

Hyde Park Theatre presents

Wakey, Wakey
by Will Eno

March 1-31, 2018

Purchase tickets online or call 512-479-PLAY (7529) for reservations.

 

A teaser trailer for your enjoyment!

Wakey Wakey at Hyde Park Theatre from Eric Graham on Vimeo.

Also: Four 100% beautiful reviews are in, and we wish we could quote them in full:
A riveting tour de force performance . . . There isn't an actor or director in Austin who is more in tune with the dry wit, unexpected pathos and unique rhythm and timing of Will Eno than Ken Webster. Webster's performance almost makes you wonder if Eno wrote the script with Ken in mind . . . It is a performance both playful and possessing layer upon layer of depth.

One of the most moving experiences I have had in a theatre. In many ways, it is a call for us to start conversations with strangers, to form connections where none have existed in the hope that we might walk out into the night air a little bit changed and a lot more loved. Please do yourself a favor and go experience this unique and slightly off kilter celebration of the things that, in the final analysis, truly matter.
- Broadway World Austin

"One of the most deceptively powerful plays of the year, full of wry, sarcastic humor, heart, and an ever-present, but slyly obscured sense of sorrow. . . . Webster has a rare skill in taking a text and spinning it, transforming it into something enrapturing. He's helped here by Eno's droll script, which packs quite a few laughs, and some truly pathos-laden moments, into its sixty minutes. . . The play’s charm and wit are incredibly winning, and will have you smiling and laughing throughout. But when you’re sitting with the play’s final moments, you may find something small being born in your stomach. It's the kind of feeling that finds you sitting on a train ride home, tears streaming down your face, looking out the windows, thinking 'Dammit, you got me.'"
- Austin Arts Watch

"The appeal of Wakey, Wakey [is] the warm, witty, charming, resigned performance that Webster provides to an intimate audience. Through his choices as both an actor and a director, he turns the play into an outright celebration of what it means to live a worthwhile life that leaves an impact on other people. . . . In such divided times, the ultimate message of Wakey, Wakey feels radical rather than trite — share yourself with others, and take care of them, and they’ll do the same for you."
- Austin American Statesman

"Webster's performance radiates charm . . . Captivating, superbly funny . . . Eno's rapturous love affair with the full potential of the English language continues."
- Austin Chronicle

From the playwright of HPT hit Thom Pain (based on nothing) and others: The New York Times made it a Critics' Pick and wrote, "Though the man telling the jokes is sitting down, dying is a stand-up routine in Wakey, Wakey, the glowingly dark, profoundly moving new play by Will Eno." Featuring Ken Webster and Rebecca Robinson.

Wakey, Wakey features HPT Artistic Director Ken Webster and Rebecca Robinson.

Wakey, Wakey runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, March 1 - 31, 2018. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights at the door. For the first four weeks (March 1 - 24), Friday tickets are $22 and Saturday tickets are $24. For the final weekend (March 29 - 31), Friday tickets are $24 and Saturday tickets are $26. Tickets are $2 off for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance members). Purchase tickets online or call 512-479-PLAY (7529) for reservations.

Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.


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