Molly Karrasch and Ken Webster in HPT's production of Slowgirl. Photo by Eric Graham.

 

 

Hyde Park Theatre presents

Slowgirl
by Greg Pierce

8pm CDT,
May 23, 2020--
on the HPT YouTube channel

 

We've had to shut down our theater to prevent the spread of coronavirus--but if that virus thinks it can take us down that easily it can think again. With the seats empty, we're getting the permission of the playwrights and performers to run occasional video premieres of our shows.

Next up: grab the best seat in the (your) house for our spring 2013 mainstage show, Slowgirl, by Greg Pierce, as documented by the splendid Eric Graham of IC Pictures (hire him).

This warm, funny, tender show won both Outstanding Production and Outstanding Lead Actress at the 2013 B. Iden Payne Awards.

And BIG NEWS: an anonymous donor will match all donations we receive for this show up to $5,000.

A hilariously chatty teenage girl visits her withdrawn, soft-spoken uncle in the Costa Rican jungle where he retreated five years before. As the week unfolds, the true reason behind her visit, as well as the reasons for his long self-exile, begin to emerge. An exquisitely written and extraordinary play. "Engrossing and impressive. A beautifully crafted play" (Theatermania). "Superb . . . Excellent and subtle new play" (New York Observer).

The HPT production is directed by Ken Webster and stars Molly Karrasch and Ken Webster.

And critics loved this who:

"Pierce's script has vivid, often wildly comic dialogue and a story of satisfying depth and emotion . . . another example of Hyde Park Theatre doing what it does the best, almost always well ahead of the crowd: identifying and capturing new scripts that are offbeat, thoughtful, usually a bit dark and thoroughly contemporary. . . The actors fit the roles so well that one could imagine this piece was written especially for them."
- Central Texas Live Theatre

"Ken Webster--who directs and stars in the show, along with Molly Karrasch--sinks deep his teeth into a nice, juicy script. . . . Karrasch nails it. . . . Ia Ensterä['s] set is MAGNIFICENT."
-Spike Gillespie at Spike Speaks

Attending is easy! Shortly before the show, just go to this link--or search for "Hyde Park Theatre" in your Roku or smart TV YouTube app—and select the Slowgirl video. Then sit back and enjoy!

The show is free, but if you're in a position to kick in with a small donation we could sure use it. Remember, if we can make $5,000 in donations for this show, an anonymous donor will match that amount! The donate link will also be in the YouTube description.

Stay safe and sane and as cheerful as possible. HPT loves you.


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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