Lana Dieterich and Ken Webster star in HPT's production of Vigil. Photo by Bret Brookshire.

The American-Statesman calls Vigil "impeccable . . . Hyde Park Theatre is on one heck of a roll." The Austin Chronicle says, "Panych's script is an absolute gem, so much so that it almost leaves me speechless." The Daily Texan calls us "riotously funny."

Vigil was also listed in the Austin Chronicle's 2002 Ten Best issue as the first "Most Memorable Theatrical Offering I Chanced to See" and as an Honorable Mention in the "Top Ten Onstage Works of Wonder."



Hyde Park Theatre presents

by Morris Panych

directed by
Peck Phillips

September 5-28, 2002


For more information or to make reservations,
call 479-PLAY (479-7529)

"I spoke to a funeral director today. You don't mind recorded music, do you? Of course not. I don't mean this in a cruel way, but practically speaking, you're the only one who won't have to listen to it."

Vigil's Kemp has come to attend to his dying aunt. But as the play proceeds, it becomes less and less clear what he is doing there, or whether she will ever actually die. The Globe and Mail called this black comedy "a small masterpiece." Maclean's called it "a devilishly funny play that laughs in death's face."

Peck Phillips directs two of Austin's favorite actors, Ken Webster (House, Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll) and Lana Dieterich (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Celebrity Crush)in this wickedly funny dark comedy.

Performances of Vigil are September 5 through September 28 on Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $15 on Fridays and Saturdays ($13 students, seniors, and ACOT members); Thursdays are pay-what-you-can. Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd. For more information or reservations, call 479-PLAY.

On Friday, September 6, the audience is invited to a post-performance party celebrating Ken Webster's first year as artistic director at Hyde Park Theatre.