Michael Stuart, Jon Cook, and Ken Webster in HPT's 2014 production of The Drawer Boy. Photograph by David Jewell.




Hyde Park Theatre presents

The Drawer Boy
by Michael Healey

directed by
Ken Webster

March 27 - April 26, 2014

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

To accommodate sellout crowds, we've added a 2pm Sunday matinee on April 20.

Check out this brief clip from a recent performance of The Drawer Boy.

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

UPDATE: More lovely critical raves have come in:

"The Drawer Boy in this Hyde Park Theatre recreation is deep and character-based, a beguiling reminder of how vital stories and theatre are to our efforts to decipher ourselves. In other words, it's programming typical of the single most effective stage institution in Austin."
- Central Texas Live Theatre

“Michael Stuart offers a tremendous performance as the simple war veteran. And [Ken] Webster and [Jon] Cook work in delightful harmony as comedic counterpoints. . . . an experience that may have you both laughing and crying in the same two-hour show.”
- Austin American Statesman

"Both Webster and Stuart give some of the best performances of their careers."
-Austin Lifestyle Magazine

-"Jon Cook shines as Miles . . . As Morgan, Ken Webster (who also directed the production) performs a wonderful balancing act with a multifaceted character; and there's something different about his friend Angus, a difficult role played with equal virtuosity by Michael Stuart."
Austin Chronicle

UPDATE: Check out this brief KUT Arts Eclectic spot about the production!

"Drawer Boy" as in "the one who draws." After ten years, we're bringing back one of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows HPT has ever done. That 2004 production won Outstanding Drama from the B. Iden Payne Awards and Outstanding Comedy from the Austin Critics Table--yes, it's that kind of show.

It's 1972, and two middle-aged Canadian farmers encounter an eager young actor whose theater collective is writing play about farming. One farmer is stern and curmudgeonly; the other's war injury has cost him his memory. They keep secrets from the boy and from each other. Hilarious, surprising, and infinitely moving.

The play stars Michael Stuart (winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for this role, 2005), Ken Webster (Tragedy: a Tragedy, Slowgirl, Thom Pain), and Jon Cook (The Aliens). Directed by Ken Webster (winner of Outstanding Director of a Drama for this show, 2004).

The show runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, March 27 - April 26, 2014, and at 2pm Sunday, April 20. For the first four weeks (March 27 - April 20) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday tickets are $20 ($18 for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance members). For the final weekend (April 24-26) tickets are $22 ($20 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 funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com. HPT is also supported in part by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

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