UPDATE: Review by Cate Blouke for the Statesman's Austin360.com Seeing Things blog, May 1
UPDATE: Review by Elizabeth Cobbe for the Austin Chronicle, May 10
By Craig Wright
a contemporary drama
directed by Ryan Crowder
featuring Kim Adams, Nancy Eyermann and Zach Thompson
Content advisory: For mature audiences.
April 26 - May 13, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., one Sunday matinee on May 13 at 5 p.m.
Hyde Park Theatre, 511 West 43rd Street (Map it)
A special reception will follow the show on opening night, Thursday, April 26
$20 Regular, $18 Students / seniors, $25 Opening Night -- (+$2 on-lineprocessing fee)
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Can you ever go home again? It’s been twenty years since Peter and Kari stared at each other from across the dance floor of the old pavilion. Navigating through a sea of friends at their high school reunion (all played by a single omniscient Narrator), they make the painful journey to rediscover each other and what time may yet have in store for them. Often hailed as the Our Town of our day, The Pavilion is an award-winning chamber drama full with poetry, humor, depth and romance.
Free parking is available on the street nearby, as well as at Kenneth's Hair Salon (just south of the theater) and the Hyde Park Church of Christ (on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B). Snacks and drinks will be available at the ticket counter.
This production would not be possible without our season sponsor: Minuteman Press of Round Rock.
Penfold veteran Glenda Barnes (costumes) and Bryan Schneider (sound) are working with some of our out town favorites - LA-based David Utley (set) and Seattle-based Monty Taylor (lights) - to create a beautiful and poetic look for the show.
The concept for David's set (sketched roughly below) juxtaposes the play's focus on timeless questions with its connection to the highly-specific lives of the leading couple.
Director's notes from Ryan Crowder
"The playwright, Craig Wright, pulls no punches. On the one hand, he's crafted an incredibly moving, intimate and relatable story about a couple whose relationship dominates their lives, even decades after it ended.
"On the other hand, he's able to help us as an audience zoom out, and ask the larger questions, like how do we cope with disappointment? and how do live in the present with gratitude, even when, as one of the characters say, everything seems seventeen degrees off?"