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The Hip Pocket Theatre

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Christmas Party Fundraiser

Sunday, Dec. 9th
3 PM - 6 PM

Arts Fifth Avenue

$10 Admission

Come celebrate Christmas
Hip Pocket Style

If you’ve got a Christmas Sweater, Wear It!

Let’s have some fun before Christmas and raise some money to help us get through the winter.


43rd Performance Season


42nd Season Plays June 1 - October 28, 2018

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.

Adapted from Mark Twain and Directed by Johnny Simons (World Premiere)
Friday - Sunday @ 9 PM (9 performances)


Play 2: “A Fragile Dance of Elders Into the Great 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)

Review by Jan Farrington in

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)

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

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 JoAnn Gracey (World Premiere)
Friday - Sunday @ 8:15 PM

Adults only, not for children. This play contains visual images of nudity and pre- and post-surgical images that would not be appropriate for children.

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).

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We wish to acknowledge those who have donated to support our 42nd performance season.
Thank you for your continued support!

Kavin Allenson
All-Tex Supply, Inc.
AmazonSmile Foundation
Amon G. Carter Foundation
Ralph Archenhold
Jack Armstrong
Frieda Austin
Auto Tech Services, Inc.
Craig Backus
Tamela Bangs
River Barley
Matt Barnes
Dr. Robert & Michele Bourdage
Elizabeth Bowie
Art & Lynda Brender
Roland Carson
Don Carter
Barry Cleveland
David Coffee
Julie Crawford
Ellen Mahoney Crouse
Betsy Cummings
Gary Cunningham
Gale Cupp
Debbie Dacus
Allen Dean
Patricia Decoster
(In Memory of Rimy Decoster and In Honor of River Barley’s First Performance)
Fred Disney
Ted Dossey
Holly Ellman
Rima Fand
Dr. Scott Ferree & Loli Kantor
Jonathan Fielding
Brian Fitzmorris
Deborah Freed
C. Lee Gibson
JoAnn Gracey
Harry Hafele
Linda Hansen
Harrington Environmental Services
Rebo Hill
Reena Hill
Heather Hurd
Maggie Irwin
Thad Isbell
Jeremy Jackson
Thelma Jackson
Benton Jennings
Jinger Jones
Laura Jones
Clayton Landey
Linda Lee
Mandie Mackie
Maggie Mazzei
Laurie & Quentin McGown
Christine & Jason McMahon

Ronald E. Moore Foundation
Lauren Moreau
Cathy Morris
Diane Morris

National Endowment for the Arts
Anne Neighbors
Network for Good
Northwest Tarrant Chamber of Commerce
Joni Norton
Jon O’Harra
Dewey Oringderff
Amanda Parkhurst
Bruce Payne
Gary Payne
James Peacock
Christopher Pelham
Cara Pendergrass
Drew Pendleton
Scott Phillips
Tami Ralstin
Steve Ramey
Amy Rollins
Carole Sellers
Shae Shaw
Maggie Sherrod
Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Laurie Simmons
Johnny & Diane Simons
Lake Simons
Lorca Simons
David Smith
Jeff Stanfield
Carol Stanford
Linda Sullivan
Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Instruments
The Tom Hudson Co.
D. Lee Thomas
Tolli Thomas
Kristi Ramos Toler
Elyse Tomlinson
Gracey Tune
Libby Villari
Holly Vincent
Carlela Vogel
Marquette Vyce
Elise Walker
Rob Walker (
DFW Flooring Warehouse)
Thomas Walker
White Settlement Chamber of Commerce
Linda Whittington
Deborah Wood
Harris and Julie Worcester
Laney Yarber
David Yeakle
Holly Vincent
Marquette Vyce

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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