photo of Kelsey Kling and Joey Hood in HPT's production of The Glory of Living

Kelsey Kling and Joey Hood in HPT's production of The Glory of Living.

Hyde Park Theatre


The Glory of Living

by Rebecca Gilman

Directed by
Ken Webster

March 23- April 15, 2006

The Austinist calls it "our favorite production thus far for 2006". The Austin Chronicle calls it "suspenseful." See the show the critics are raving about -- the Southwest Premiere of The Glory of Living, by Rebecca Gilman.

Gilman's award-winning play traces the journey of a teenage girl who runs away with an ex-convict only to be drawn into a world of sex, lost innocence and murder.

The Glory of Living won The American Theatre Critics Association Osborn Award, the London Evening Standard Award for Best New Play, a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Work and was a Pulitzer Prize Nominee.

Directed by HPT Artistic Director Ken Webster, The Glory of Living features one of the strongest casts to ever grace an Austin stage. HPT Company members Kelsey Kling and Joey Hood portray the murderous young couple in this exciting new play that has been compared to the films Badlands and Bonnie and Clyde. Others in the first-rate ensemble include Ken Bradley, Monika Bustamante, Jude Hickey, Andrea Skola, Jessie Tilton, Ken Webster, and Heather Huggins

This production contains strong language and adult situations.

On Friday, March 24 there will be an opening-weekend party after the performance to celebrate HPT Artistic Director Ken Webster's 25 years of producing theater in Austin.

The show runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, March 23 - April 15 Every Thursday is Pay What You Can Night; Friday and Saturday tickets are $17 ($15 for students, seniors, and ACOT members) Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. For reservations call 479-PLAY (7529).

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