photo of Zell Miller, III and son

Hyde Park Theatre


My Child, My Child, My Alien Child

written and performed
by Zell Miller, III

directed by
Ken Webster

April 2 - 18, 2007

Three weeks only

Purchase tickets online or call 479-PLAY

Hyde Park Theatre is delighted to present the return of My Child, My Child, My Alien Child, written and performed by Zell Miller, III.

Awarded the David Mark Cohen New Play Award by the Austin Critics' Table in 2007, My Child, My Child, My Alien Child is Miller's hilarious and passionate story about his son crash-landing into his life. The Austin Chronicle said

"This is Miller very much in Richard Pryor mode . . . Miller is gifted enough as a writer and so utterly engaging as a storyteller to make us feel what he is describing and, many times, to laugh uproariously at it as well. (The tale of 5-year-old Zelly dropping the F-bomb – indeed, the mutha F-bomb – on his grammy and its effect on the lady who, when she was rearing papa Zell, snacked on ground glass and routinely spit out F-bombs in every direction, is a riot.) Miller's work here reveals that the theatre's gain is definitely stand-up comedy's loss."
Check out a one-minute taste of the show:

Directed by HPT Artistic Director Ken Webster, the show runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, April 2 - 18, three weeks only. Every Thursday is Pay What You Can Night; Friday and Saturday tickets are $18 ($16 for students, seniors, and ACOT members). Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Purchase tickets online or call 479-PLAY (7529).

Zell Miller, III is an interdisciplinary theater artist/educator. He was voted by the Austin Chronicle readers as the "Best of Austin Author/Poet of 2004." A member of the 2004 Austin Slam Team, Zell is also featured in a documentary on slam poetry, Slam Planet: War of the Words. His play The Evidence of Silence Broken is included in an anthology on hip-hop theater by Theater Communications Group.

Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available 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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