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The Hip Pocket Theatre has been filming its productions for many years and most of the old videos, prior to 2005, were lost to us. Not too long ago we finally came into possession of a large collection of the old videos in various formats from standard VHS to 3/4" U-Matic. Who knows, there may even be some Betamax and VHS-C tapes in there somewhere. We put the collection into temperature controlled storage, for safe keeping, always with the thought that we would try to transfer them from their current format into a digital format for permanent storage.

Recently, Bruce Balentine organized a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money to begin this important work of preserving the Hip Pocket Theatre's body of work; more precisely, Johnny and Diane Simons and Douglas Balentine's bodies of work.

On this page, we'll try to keep you up-to-date on the status of our efforts pertaining to historical videos of the past. As we go through the collection and get it organized, we'll let you know which videos we've found and which have been digitized and preserved.

We may find that some shows are missing from our collection...and that's where you may be able to help. Some plays, we may find, were never filmed and so are lost forever, some plays you may have a VCR tape of in your own collection. Once we know what we have, we may put out the plea for you to check your own collection to see if you can help us fill in the holes.

Thank you for your support over the past 38 years and for your support of this important project.
Year
Play
Status
Found
1993
"Huzzytown"
VHS Tape
YES
1993
"The Tempest"
Unknown
No
1993
"St. Joan Of The Stockyards"
DVD
YES
1993
"The Scarfish Vibrato"
Unknown
No
1993
"Everyman"
Unknown
No
1994
"The Nose Show! A One-Man Pantomime"
VHS Tape
YES
1994
"The Three Cuckolds"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1994
"Hubcaps Afire Over Hollywood: The True Fantasy of Ed Wood Junior"
Unknown
No
1994
"The Big Fat Christmas Goose"
Unknown
No
1994
"Adventures With Jesus, Luke 1-24"
Unknown
No
1994
"Lake Of The Apes"
Unknown
No
1994
"Girls From Girdleville Greet Men In BVD's!"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1994
"Flying Saucers - A Modern Myth of Things Seen In the Skies By C. G. Jung"
Unknown
YES
1995
"The Head, Hands and Toes Show"
Unknown
No
1995
"Daughters Of Zeeack"
Unknown
No
1995
"Mountebanks Changing Place, A Harlequinade"
Unknown
No
1995
"Treasure Island"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1995
"Swank City"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1995
"The Day The Earth Stood Still"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1995
"A Bowl Of Red"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1996
"Folk Mime Tales"
Unknown
No
1996
"Riders Of The Purple Sage"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1996
"Every Man His Own Football! The Devine Madness Of Dada Cabaret"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1996
"Lysistrata"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1996
"The Skin Of Our Teeth"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1996
"Eggheads"
Transferred to DVD
YES
1997
"The Noses and the Toeses and the Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldas"
Unknown
No
1997
"Daughters of Zeeack"
Unknown
No
1997
"Adventures With June and Scotty"
Unknown
No
1997
"The Meema Sextet"
Unknown
No
1997
"Old Coots Read Genesis, 1-8 (King James Version)"
Transferred to DVD
Yes
1998
"A Frog In His Throat"
Unknown
No
1998
"Rhinoceros"
Unknown
No
1998
"Fatty In Babylon"
Unknown
No
1998
"Inky Pod"
Unknown
No
1998
"In Watermelon Sugar"
Unknown
No
1999
"Cowtown! A Bunch O' Wildness"
Unknown
No
1999
"Such And Such Festival, An Evening Of Original Works"
Unknown
No
1999
"Old River High"
Unknown
No
1999
"R. Crumb Comix 3"
VHS Video
YES
1999
"Dogman"
Unknown
No
1999
"Lilith Of The Lake"
Unknown
No
2000
"Pinocchio Commedia"
Unknown
No
2000
"Such And Such Festival, An Evening Of Original Works"
Unknown
No
2000
"The Rainmaker"
Unknown
No
2000
"Waiting For Godot"
Unknown
No
2000
"Tobacco Road"
Unknown
No
2000
"El Maleicio De La Mariposa"
Unknown
No
2001
"The Pantalone Follies"
Unknown
No
2001
"Such And Such Festival 2, An Evening Of Original Works"
Unknown
No
2001
"On The Road"
Transferred to DVD
YES
2001
"Three Old Cucks"
Transferred to DVD
YES
2001
"Lake Suite"
Transferred to DVD
YES
2001
"Unc' Billy Possum"
Transferred to DVD
YES
2001
"El Tigre"
Unknown
No