Thursday, November 20, 2008


[Ken Webster-- aka Mr. Smooth]

For going on two years now, the wonderful Hyde Park Theatre, helmed by the astounding Ken Webster, has been the gracious home to the Dick Monologues. Earlier this year new owners took over the building and, as a result, HPT has seen their rent DOUBLE which, for anyone is a drag. But for a tiny, non-profit group, well it's a downright hardship. HPT is one of those places that makes Austin Austin. We do not want to lose it. I sure hope you'll join the cast of the Dick Monologues and come out and support HPT at a fundraiser this Saturday night, November 22nd. It is going to be most excellent fun. It's a sliding scale admission charge, so even if you're on a tight budget it's doable. The price includes drinks and food. And even if you can't be there, you can still kick in a few bucks.

Here are the details:

Hyde Park Theatr just received three B. Iden Payne Awards, including Outstanding Comedy for DOG SEES GOD and Outstanding Director for DOG SEES GOD.

That's the good news.

Our rent has doubled at HPT.

That's the bad news.
But there's more good news! This Saturday, November 22 at 9:00 PM we'll be having a fundraiser at HPT. We'll have live music by Hans Frank and Glambilly, lots of delicious beverages, and lots of savory food from New World Deli and Go Go Gourmet. Tickets are a sliding scale between $10-$50.

Come on out and meet HPT company members and enjoy some great music, food, and drink. We'd love for you to come out this Saturday to help us continue to provide our award-winning programming, but if you can't make it this Saturday night you can still contribute by sending a check to HPT at 511 W. 43rd Street, Austin, TX 78751 or by using PayPal on our website at To find out more about the fundraiser, or to make reservations, call 479-PLAY.

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