511 W. 43rd
Once a post office, the Hyde Park Theatre is primarily an intimate performance art space booked by the creative folks at Frontera. With live music three times a month - "increasing" they claim - the 95-seat venue has been put to good use in the service of avant-garde jazz.
Here's the latest play – the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner
, no less – from Annie Baker
, who wrote three of HPT's biggest hits: The Aliens
, Circle Mirror Transformation
, and Body Awareness
. You know the term "flipped the script," yes? For this exploration of a friendship between three young movie theatre workers (directed by Ken Webster
and featuring Delanté G. Keys
, Katie Kohler
, and Shanon Weaver
), that familiar Hyde Park Theatre
has flipped the stage itself. Recommended. Thu., July 7 - Sat., Aug. 6Through Aug. 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Extra show: Sun., July 24, 2pm. $22-26 (pay what you can, Thursdays).