photo of Ken Webster as Thom Pain

Hyde Park Theatre


Thom Pain
(based on nothing)

written by
Will Eno

performed by
Ken Webster

July 18 - August 3, 2013
(with a four-performance encore August 15-23, 2013 produced in conjunction with Teatro Vivo)

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

NEW PERFORMANCES ADDED AT SALVAGE VANGUARD THEATRE: In conjunction with Teatro Vivo, HPT presents four more performances of Thom Pain, at 9:30pm on Thursdays and Fridays, August 15-23, after Teatro Vivo's Confessions of a Mexpatriate (directed by Ken Webster, starring Mical Trejo). The performance is 70 minutes long.

An encore of the one-man piece that won raves from Austin critics and audiences in 2007. The play the New York Times called "astonishing in its impact" returns in an award-winning performance by HPT Artistic Director Ken Webster. Check out this under-two-minute video taste:

Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) at Hyde Park Theatre from Eric Graham on Vimeo.

Don't miss this major July 7, 2013 Austin American Statesman feature on Ken Webster and Thom Pain--bonus of lots of great backstage photos.

Also see this lovely, brief Austin Chronicle preview--as well as this And here's a lovely blog review of the current production.

The Austin Critics' Table named Ken Webster Outstanding Lead Actor for his 2007 performance in this role, and the show was nominated for Outstanding Production. The Austin Chronicle called Webster's performance "sensational . . . a certain economy of motion that I consistently see in great actors, wherein every step, smile, and hand gesture is made with a purpose."

Thom Pain is hilarious, curious, heartbreaking, astonishing. The New York Times called playwright Will Eno "a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation."

The show runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July 11 - August 3, 2013. (Special 10pm show has been added for Saturday, July 27.) Every Thursday is Pay What You Can Night. For the first three weeks (July 11-27) Friday and Saturday tickets are $20 ($18 for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance members). For the final weekend (August 1-3) tickets are $22 ($20 for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance members). Purchase tickets online or call 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.

The four special encore performances at Salvage Vanguard Theatre run at 9:30 PM on Thursdays and Fridays, August 15-23, 2013. All tickets are $20. Purchase tickets online or call 479-PLAY (7529) for reservations.

Salvage Vanguard Theatre, where these performances are located, is located at 2803 Manor Road. Parking is available in their lot or on the street.

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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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