Lucas Hnath’s darkly comic look at family, greed, and betrayal
HPT’s productions of Lucas Hnath’s The Christians in 2015 and A Doll’s House, Part 2 earlier this year were two of their most well-received productions. This summer HPT is excited bring Hnath’s devilishly funny play, Death Tax to Austin audiences.
Maxine has weeks to live — and she thinks her daughter is paying her nurse to make sure she dies before new, higher inheritance taxes kick in after the first of the year. She’s wrong —but she offers the nurse a good chunk of change to keep her alive instead. “This is only the beginning of a tangled web of lies, deceptions, betrayals and double-dealings . . . Every line spoken within each scene ups the ante and reorders the deck until the final moments of this taut, dramatic, darkly funny play. Entertaining, thought-provoking, profoundly disturbing,” Chicago Theatre Review.
The play stars Chase Brewer, Lana Dieterich, Sarah Chong Harmer, and Web Jerome. Directed by Ken Webster.
June 27 – July 27, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Death Tax runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, June 27 – July 27, 2019. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights at the door. For the first four weeks (June 27 – July 20), Friday tickets are $24 and Saturday tickets are $26. For the final weekend (July 25 – July 27), Friday tickets are $26 and Saturday tickets are $28. Tickets are $2 off for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance/Austin Film Society members). Purchase tickets at www,hydeparktheatre.org or call 512-479-PLAY (7529) for reservations.