Web Jerome and Lana Dieterich in HPT's production of Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath.

Hyde Park Theatre presents

Death Tax
by Lucas Hnath

June 27 - July 27, 2019


From our lovely reviews--
"A dark comedy with enough twists to keep us guessing what will happen next. Deftly directed by Ken Webster. Lana Dieterich is wonderful as Maxine--a fascinating artist, and a natural fit for this role. Web Jerome's seamless acting technique allows her to perfectly capture Tina's innate ability to sense the motives of others. Chase Brewer's comic timing is spot-on. Sarah Chong Harmer is wonderful as Maxine's unnamed daughter."
- Broadway World Austin

"Under Artistic Director Ken Webster's direction, Hyde Park Theatre has found a perfectly sized play for its space and its people and has matched it to a great cast. . . . the kinds of insightful and sensitive character portrayals that are a hallmark of Hnath's writing (The Christians; A Doll's House Part 2)."
- Austin Chronicle

And here's a terrific feature about our show in the Austin American Statesman.

We had so much fun with A Doll's House, Part 2 and The Christians that we've added another Hnath play to this season!

Maxine has weeks to live--and she thinks her daughter is paying her nurse to make sure she dies before new, higher death taxes kick in next month. She's wrong--but she offers the nurse a good chunk of change to keep her alive instead. "This is only the beginning of a tangled web of lies, deceptions, betrayals and double-dealings . . . Every line spoken within each scene ups the ante and reorders the deck until the final moments of this taut, dramatic, darkly funny play. Entertaining, thought-provoking, profoundly disturbing": Chicago Theatre Review.

The play stars Chase Brewer, Lana Dieterich, Sarah Chong Harmer, and Web Jerome. Directed by Ken Webster.

Death Tax runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, June 27 - July 27, 2019. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights at the door. For the first four weeks (June 27 - July 20), Friday tickets are $24 and Saturday tickets are $26. For the final weekend (July 25 - July 27), Friday tickets are $26 and Saturday tickets are $28. Tickets are $2 off for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance/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 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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