Mical Trejo in HPT's production of Confessions of a Mexpatriate, by Raul Garza, September 20 - October 20, 2018.

Hyde Park Theatre presents

Confessions of a Mexpatriate
by Raul Garza

September 20 - October 20, 2018

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


Wonderful reviews for Confessions of a Mexpatriate:
Charming and delightfully funny . . . . this 75-minute production feels more like 25 minutes. . . . Director Ken Webster sculpts each moment with the precision of a surgeon. . . . Mical Trejo shares his naturally warm and engaging persona to create an interesting, imperfect and generous character . . . Plays like this tend to live long lives and I predict that [Raul] Garza will prove to be one of the more important playwrights of our time.
- Broadway World Austin

Trejo has the comedic chops to give full vent to a hypercritical broadside on the chichi substitution of "house-made" for "homemade" and land the laughs without coming off as a jerk. He's also an actor with a natural affability . . . able to tap into a character's needs and vulnerabilities to get you feeling the turmoil inside him.
- Austin Chronicle

Extremely warm, witty and whimsical. . . . Trejo never fails to find the humor buried within [Raul] Garza’s words, bringing us along on Samuel’s journey as invisible companions who sometimes make important connections and realizations about his life even before he does. Through Samuel, we see a charming bridging of cultural gaps that we so badly need in today’s world, and get quite a few laughs along the way.
- Austin American Statesman

Video trailer! Get a nice little taste of the show -- see why you have to see this. Trailer courtesy of the absolutely top-shelf Eric Graham of IC Pictures.

In this deeply funny, deeply thought-provoking piece, a Mexican American urban sophisticate who wants to connect with his roots ventures deep into the Mexican interior. Directed by Ken Webster and featuring Mical Trejo.

Austin-based playwright Raul Garza is a winner of the National Latino Playwrights Award. His plays have been produced across the United States and in Mexico. Webster originally directed Trejo in Confessions of a Mexpatriate for Teatro Vivo, and the play then toured from Austin to Chicago, New Mexico, and San Miguel de Allende.

Confessions of a Mexpatriate runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, September 20 - October 20, 2018. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights at the door. For the first four weeks (September 20 - October 13), Friday tickets are $23 and Saturday tickets are $25. For the final weekend (October 18 - 20), Friday tickets are $25 and Saturday tickets are $27. 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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