Hip Pocket Theatre announces 47th season
Hip Pocket Theatre is opening its 47th season on May 19, “earlier than usual to take advantage of (hopefully!) cooler weather,” the theater said in a release.
The six-show season will run most weekends through Oct. 29 at its outdoor amphitheater, 1950 Silver Creek Road. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 9 p.m., May through August, and 8:15 p.m., September and October. Hip Passes are on sale at the box office through June 11 and may be purchased for either five or 10 performances. Single tickets also are available.
The regular season schedule:
Riders of the Purple Sage, May 19- June 11
Last seen at Hip Pocket in 1996, it’s a “classic Western of the silentfilm era.” JoAnn Gracey, director; Joe Rogers, music, lyrics and music direction.
El Maleficio De La Mariposa; The Butterfly’s Evil Spell, June 23-July 16
Last produced at Hip Pocket in 2011. “[Federico Garcia] Lorca’s poetic world of beetles, fireflies and other magical creatures is disrupted when a hypnotic, wounded butterfly enters their dewdrop paradise.” Yvonne Duque-Guerrero, director; Darrin Kobetich, music composition and live performance
White Elephant, July 28-Aug. 20
First produced in New York in 2009, it “is a meditation on transition, memory and release.” Co-written and directed by Lake Simons and John Dyer; music composed and performed live by Dyer and choreographed and designed by Simons.
Testing Ground 3+3, Sept. 1-3
Festival of three new works by Rob Bosquez, JoAnn Gracey and Shelby Griffin
Old and in the Way, Sept. 15-17
This show is a “tender remembrance of the past and a tragi-comedic look at the last days of an old elderly hippy.” NOTE: Not for children.
The Fly, Oct. 6-29
James Clavell wrote the screenplay for this Halloween production, adapted for Hip Pocket by Shawn Gann. Gann will direct, with music by Joe Rogers.