Ken Webster in The Christians at Hyde Park Theatre. Photo by Bret Brookshire.




Hyde Park Theatre presents

The Christians
by Lucas Hnath

directed by
Ken Webster

February 26 - March 28, 2015

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


QUICK NOTE: Amplify Austin is a 24-hour fundraising marathon this March 5-6. Hundreds of local non-profts will be participating, so there will be a lot of noise. So we want to sneak in this early whisper: we hope you'll consider donating to HPT.

And you can schedule your March 5 donation right now, so you don't forget. We'd be so grateful, and it would help us continue to

  • Pay local artists among the highest non-Equity rates in town
  • Keep our rent low for other theater companies
  • Offer weekly "pay what you can" nights
  • Help artists try out new work affordably during Fronterafest

Thank you.

BACK TO THE SHOW: We turn Hyde Park Theatre into the smallest megachurch in North America for the first production of this marvelous new work since its premiere at the 2014 Humana Festival. Check out this video trailer by the awesome Eric Graham of IC Pictures for a taste:

"The Christians" at Hyde Park Theatre from Eric Graham on Vimeo.

The New York Times, reviewing all the new plays at that festival, called The Christians "the finest of the bunch. . . . smart, stimulating . . .[Hnath] is quickly emerging as one of the brightest new voices of his generation."

No wonder this play is scheduled for productions later this year at nationally-known theaters like the prestigious Playwrights Horizon Off-Broadway and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. But our tiny theater has scooped them all.

The Christians takes U-turns from hilarious to wrenching and back as Pastor Paul discloses a surprising revelation to his congregation. This moving play investigates faith, doubt, and how our beliefs—any kind of belief—can keep us apart.

The production stars Ken Webster (Port Authority, Thom Pain), Katherine Catmull (There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, Circle Mirror Transformation), Tom Green (Port Authority, Fixing King John), Joey Hood (The Atheist, The Aliens), and Jessica Hughes (Middletown, Tigers Be Still). Ken Webster directs.

The show runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, February 26 - March 28, 2015. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights. For the first four weeks (February 26 - March 21) Friday and Saturday tickets are $22 ($20 for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance members). For the final weekend (March 26 - 28), Friday and Saturday tickets are $24 ($22 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 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.

HPT is also funded by a grant from The Still Water Foundation.

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