Ken Webster and Jess Hughes in The Night Alive at HPT.
Photo by Bret Brookshire.




Hyde Park Theatre presents

The Night Alive
by Conor McPherson

directed by
Ken Webster

July 9 - August 8, 2015

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


Sliding into home iwth an absolutely awesome teaser video created by the ever-amazing Eric Graham. Check it out:

"The Night Alive" at Hyde Park Theatre from Eric Graham on Vimeo.

Raves are in for The Night Alive, by Conor PcPherson:
"Artistic Director Ken Webster, who acts in and directs the piece, has a habit of finding scripts full of humanity . . . Webster knows exactly how to forge from McPherson's masterful words a razor-sharp production."

"We begin with a curious gentleness as a man gingerly pokes around a shabby, cluttered flat – and end with the trademark powerful stillness of Hyde Park Theatre."

"Robert Fisher's Doc is a wide-eyed innocent, a borderline personality on the spectrum between Lennie and Forrest Gump, performed with the specific, honest choices of a seasoned actor. Joey Hood brings a smoky intensity to Kenneth, shifting wildly between glaring silence and Joker-esque psychosis."

"Tom Green's Maurice is a perfect combination of physicality and vocal discipline, embracing the agony bubbling below the character's surface, seeping out in perfect increments with each appearance."
- Austin Chronicle

"Hyde Park has found something special in Jess Hughes, who practically stole Hyde Park’s previous production of The Christians, winning an Austin Critics' Table Award for her efforts. Here, we see more of the remarkable sensitivity that made her so captivating."

"Webster brings a breezy firmness to the role, akin to an "Apartment"-era Fred McMurray, showing an easy charm and warmth while still hiding something more sinister beneath it all."
- Austin Theater Examiner

"Filled with that special brand of macabre humor mastered by Irish playwrights of the past and present, The Night Alive receives my recommendations for any lover of theatre and storytelling."

"Particularly, the affability shared between Tommy and his work partner, Doc, feels honestly genuine as they float between the laughs, shouts, and bickering that’s only found between those who resonate, and Webster and Fisher resonate beautifully."
- Austin Entertainment Weekly

From the playwright who gave us earlier HPT hits like St. Nicholas, The Good Thief, and Port Authority: a play that the New York Times called "extraordinary. The play can only be called transcendent." The Wall Street Journal called The Night Alive "a stunner. So fresh and full of vital poetry that you'll cling to every word." Time Out New York called it "a spellbinding and absolutely gorgeous new play by one of the true poets of the theater."

The production stars Robert Fisher (Fixing King John, The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Tom Green (The Christians, Port Authority), Joey Hood (The Christians, The Aliens), Jessica Hughes (The Christians, Middletown), and Ken Webster (The Christians, Port Authority). Ken Webster directs.

The show runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July 9 - August 8, 2015. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights. For the first four weeks (July 9 - August 1) Friday and Saturday tickets are $22 ($20 for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance members). For the final weekend (August 6-8), Friday and Saturday tickets are $24 ($22 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 supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

HPT is also funded by a grant from The Still Water Foundation.

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