Up next at HPT: Capital T Theatre presents the "furiously funny" Hand to God, by Robert Askins, August 18 - September 17.

Katie Kohler, Shanon Weaver, and Delanté G. Keys in HPT's production of The Flick, by Annie Baker.

 

 

Hyde Park Theatre presents

The Flick

by
Annie Baker

July 7 - August 6, 2016

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

 

JUST ADDED: 8pm performance Wednesday, August 3.

A one-minute video teaser for HPT's production of The Flick, by Annie Baker, courtesy of madly-skilled Eric Graham of IC Pictures:

"THE FLICK" at Hyde Park Theatre from Eric Graham on Vimeo.

Some lovely straight up raves for HPT's production of The Flick, by Annie Baker:
"It’s easy to understand why The Flick . . . won a Pulitzer. Hyde Park Theater’s new production of the play only goes to further show us its power and depth, reminding us that live theater is just as important and magical as the movie theater." A top pick.
- Austin American Statesman

"Director Ken Webster has done a great job with this work, keeping the focus on these three very different underachievers through deadpan pacing and remarkably open and emotionally raw performances. Delanté G. Keys is superb . . . Shanon Weaver is outstanding . . . Katie Kohler is marvelous. Nothing less than another gem in the crown of Hyde Park Theatre's long roster of important new theatre done with care and style."
- Broadway World

“Expertly acted and directed, The Flick is a subtle and sublime production that will fill you with hope in the most unexpected manner.”
- Austin Entertainment Weekly

"In Hyde Park Theatre's production, smartly staged by Artistic Director Ken Webster with the actors out in the seats and the audience watching from the stage, Avery, Rose, and Sam are certainly distinctive and human. . . . Moments of theatrical power and stirring humanity . . . It's all there, all that makes movies matter to us. But, the play tells us, we don't have to look at a screen to see it. If you'll just turn around, you'll see it all in us. We are the movies, says The Flick. So turn around, and watch. Watch. Watch."
- Austin Chronicle
Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, The Flick is another exquisite play from Annie Baker, who wrote three of HPT's biggest-ever hits: The Aliens, Circle Mirror Transformation, and Body Awareness. Check out this KUT Arts Eclectic piece about the show.

The New York Times called this wistful, funny, moving story of a friendship between three young movie-theater workers "a work of art so strange and fresh . . . infinitely touching." Featuring Delanté G. Keys, Katie Kohler, and Shanon Weaver. Directed by Ken Webster.

The Flick runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July 7 - August 6, plus one matinee at 2pm, Sunday, July 24, and one Wednesday 8pm show on August 3. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights. For the first four weeks (July 7 - 30) Friday tickets are $22 and Saturday and Sunday tickets are $24. For the final weekend (August 3 - 6), Wednesday and Friday tickets are $24, Thursday is pay what you can, and Saturday tickets are $26. Every Friday and Saturday tickets are $2 off for students, seniors, military, Austin Creative Alliance members, and Austin Film Society 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 Kenneth's Hair Salon, just south of HPT, and at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them all 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 and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

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