Banner image by Loli Kantor.

The Hip Pocket Theatre

42nd Performance Season

June 1, 2018 - October 28, 2018 (Friday - Sunday evenings)

Play 1: “The Great Mark Twain Shenanigan & Bewhiskered Ballet”

June 1 - 17
A Mustachioed Ode in Music, Dance and Pantomimic Tom Foolery.

Written and Directed by Johnny Simons (World Premiere)
Friday - Sunday @ 9 PM (9 performances)
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Play 2: “A Fragile Dance of Elders Into the Deep Beyond”

June 29 - July 22
A Poetic Peek into the Souls of Ancient Ones Traveling Towards Their Journey’s End.

Written and Directed by Johnny Simons (World Premiere)
Friday - Sunday @ 9 PM (12 performances)
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Play 3: “Loop The Loop”

August 3 - 26
The heyday and decay of a carnival and a mind. An island aglow. The marbles taken by the tide. A devised sound and image-based work for the stage.

By Lake Simons and John Dyer (World Premiere)
Friday - Sunday @ 9 PM (12 performances)
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Play 4: “The Wind In The Willows” by Kenneth Grahame

September 7 - 30
Tired of Spring cleaning, Mole ventures out of his burrow to the river bank where he befriends the resourceful Rat, and together they set off on an adventure and encounter the bad-tempered Badger, the troublesome Toad, and a host of cunning weasels.

Adapted and Directed by John Murphy (World Premiere)
Friday - Sunday @ 8:15 PM
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Play 5: “Thrive”

October 12 - 28
“Thrive” focuses on one woman’s experience of being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. Through music, dance, comedy, and theatrical fantasy, the audience learns that having cancer can be about savoring being alive rather than being ill. Life truly is grand.

Written by Ellen Mahoney Crouse and directed by Johnny Simons (World Premiere)
Friday - Sunday @ 8:15 PM
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End of Season Fundraiser

November 3
Help us celebrate the end of the 42nd Performance Season and raise money to support the theatre during it’s winter rest in preparation for the 43rd season.

Music, food, beverages, auction and all around fun.
Saturday @ 7 PM - Midnight (or thereabouts)

Please Support the Hip Pocket Theatre


The Hip Pocket Theatre needs to raise $6500 per month to cover normal operating expenses. Any size donation will help.

Consider making a recurring monthly donation of $5 or $10 to support the Hip Pocket Theatre. Give a little…Help a lot!

Thank you for your support!

The Hip Pocket Theatre is a 501(C)3 non-profit charity so your donations are tax deductible.

Check out the new Photo Galleries page under the Images tab. The galleries from the Joe Reese collection are up.
Some other ways you can help!

AmazonSmile and name the Hip Pocket Theatre as your charity of choice. Each purchase you make through Amazon brings us a little money (we just got a deposit from them on Feb. 17, 2015).

Search the Internet with and name the Hip Pocket Theatre as your charity of choice.
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We wish to acknowledge those who have donated to support our 42nd performance season.
Thank you for your continued support!

All-Tex Supply, Inc.
AmazonSmile Foundation
Amon G. Carter Foundation
Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County
Craig Backus
Tamela Bangs
Matt Barnes
Dr. Robert & Michele Bourdage
Elizabeth Bowie
Barry Cleveland
David Coffee
Julie Crawford
Ellen Mahoney Crouse
Fred Disney
Holly Ellman
Rima Fand
Dr. Scott Ferree & Loli Kantor
Brian Fitzmorris
Harrington Environmental Services
Rebo Hill
Jeremy Jackson

Benton Jennings
Clayton Landey
Linda Lee
Diane Morris
Northwest Tarrant Chamber of Commerce
Jon O’Harra
Bruce Payne
Jeff Stanfield
Diane Morris
National Endowment for the Arts
Sid W. Richardson
Johnny & Diane Simons
Carol Stanford
Texas Commission on the Arts
The Tom Hudson Company
D. Lee Thomas
Kristi Ramos Toler
Elyse Tomlinson
Carlela Vogel
Thomas Walker
White Settlement Chamber of Commerce

Consider a small, monthly donation to help sustain our theatre. Give a Little…Help a Lot!
Donate to the Michael Joe Goggans Memorial Fund
Donate to the Jimmy Joe Memorial Fund
Donate to the Hip Pocket Theatre Preservation Project
Take Silver Creek Rd West 1.6 miles from W. Loop 820 in White Settlement. Gate will be on your right.

Internships Available

(more info…click here!)


Check out this short video about the Hip Pocket Theatre and some other great places around Fort Worth.

For information, call:


1950 Silver Creek Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76108

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 136758
Fort Worth, TX 76136

Funded in part by:
TUW Rhodes Charitable Trust
Texas Commission on the Arts
Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County
Amon G. Carter Foundation
Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Ronald E. Moore Foundation
Communities Foundation of Texas (Donor Bridge)
and many individuals
Thank you all for your support!

For a complete list of our supporters, check "Our Supporters" under the "Donate" link above.

Click on a logo below to visit their website!

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North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 20, 2018

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