Molly Karrasch and Ken Webster in HPT's production of Slowgirl. Photo by Eric Graham.




Hyde Park Theatre presents

by Greg Pierce

directed by
Ken Webster

March 21 - April 27, 2013

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

Quick sneak-peek teaser of Slowgirl at HPT, courtesy of Eric Graham at IC Pictures. (Warning: brief moment of adult language):

And critical raves are already in:
"Pierce's script has vivid, often wildly comic dialogue and a story of satisfying depth and emotion . . . another example of Hyde Park Theatre doing what it does the best, almost always well ahead of the crowd: identifying and capturing new scripts that are offbeat, thoughtful, usually a bit dark and thoroughly contemporary. . . The actors fit the roles so well that one could imagine this piece was written especially for them."
- Michael Meigs at

"Ken Webster--who directs and stars in the show, along with Molly Karrasch--sinks deep his teeth into a nice, juicy script. . . . Karrasch nails it. . . . Ia Ensterä['s] set is MAGNIFICENT."
-Spike Gillespie at Spike Speaks

UPDATE: We're excited to announce that HPT is bringing playwright Greg Pierce to Austin to attend the April 20 performance of Slowgirl. There will be a Q&A with Pierce after the show that night--please come!

A hilariously chatty teenage girl visits her withdrawn, soft-spoken uncle in the Costa Rican jungle where he retreated five years before. As the week unfolds, the true reason behind her visit, as well as the reasons for his long self-exile, begin to emerge. An exquisitely written and extraordinary play. "Engrossing and impressive. A beautifully crafted play" (Theatermania). "Superb . . . Excellent and subtle new play" (New York Observer).

The HPT production is directed by Ken Webster and stars Molly Karrasch (Tigers Be Still, Exit Pursued by a Bear) and Ken Webster (Vigil, St. Nicholas, A Behanding in Spokane.)

The show runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, March 21 - April 27, 2013. Every Thursday is Pay What You Can Night. For the first four weeks (March 21 - April 13) Friday and Saturday tickets are $20 ($18 for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance members). For the final two weekends (April 18 - 27) tickets are $22 ($20 for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance members). Purchase tickets online or call 479-PLAY (7529).

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 funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at HPT is also supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

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