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The Good Thief
by Conor McPherson

Ken Webster

July 7 - August 6, 2011

Reservations 479-PLAY or buy tickets online

Check out KUT's 2-minute Arts Eclectic piece about this show. And don't miss the video trailer below. But first, here are the first critical raves for The Good Thief:

"This unsettling yarn of an Irish thug is spun flawlessly by Ken Webster."
- The Austin Chronicle

"This is the sort of part Webster expertly sinks his teeth into, making it his own. . . Irish storytelling magic. . . As he always does, Webster manages to bring to vivid life the character he portrays with just the faintest twinkle hint in his eye and quiet charisma. . . Webster makes it seem effortless."
- Spike Gillespie/Spike Speaks

From the playwright and actor who brought you HPT's award-winning production of St. Nicholas, Hyde Park Theatre presents Conor McPherson's The Good Thief: a small-time Irish hood's story, by turns funny, touching, and profoundly harrowing, of a simple job gone horribly wrong. This trailer gives you a brief taste:

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

In their rave about the off-Broadway production, the New York Times said McPherson has "a sure gift for unsettling by stealth . . . hypnotic."

The HPT production features award-winning actor Ken Webster (Critics' Table Award for St. Nicholas & Thom Pain, B. Iden Payne Award for Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll).

The show runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July 7 - August 6, 2011. Every Thursday is Pay What You Can Night; Friday, and Saturday tickets are $19 ($17 for students, seniors, and ACOT members), except for the final weekend (August 4-6), when ticket are $21 ($19 for students, seniors, and ACOT members). For reservations, call 479-PLAY or purchase tickets online.

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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Hyde Park Theatre is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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