photo from The Lonesome West at HPT

Jude Hickey and Benjamin Summers in The Lonesome West, February and March 2008 at HPT.

Hyde Park Theatre


The Lonesome West

written by
Martin McDonagh

directed by
Ken Webster

February 28 - March 29, 2008

Reservations 479-PLAY


The folks who brought you Martin McDonagh's award-winning critical and box-office smash The Pillowman are at it again.

HPT is proud to present the Austin premiere of Martin McDonagh's savagely funny comedy, The Lonesome West, featuring Jude Hickey, Benjamin Summers, Tyler Jones, and Victoria Harrison, and directed by Ken Webster.

In the Irish backwater of Leenane, two brothers live to torment each other, quarreling over everything from potato chips to a sexy teenage bootlegger to what kind of hors d'oeurves to have at their father's funeral. Father Welsh, the gloomy and tipsy parish priest, tries to prevent their sibling rivalry from exploding as it must into a hilarious and brutal climax.

This production of The Lonesome West reunites director Ken Webster (B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Director for The Pillowman) and actor Jude Hickey (B. Iden Payne Award nominee for The Pillowman) on another Martin McDonagh play. The Austin Chronicle said of that production "Few plays can make one actually gasp out loud in astonishment. McDonagh's work manages it every time."

The Lonesome West was nominated for a Tony as best play on Broadway, McDonagh's third Best Play nomination.

McDonagh won an Oscar for his short film, "Six Shooter," and is the writer and director of the current film In Bruges. He is the only playwright since Shakespeare to have four shows running simultaneously in London's West End.

The Lonesome West runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, February 28 - March 29, 2008 Tickets are $17 ($15 for students, seniors, and ACOT members) on Fridays and Saturdays. Thursdays are pay-what-you-can. Call 479-PLAY for reservations.

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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