Hip Pocket Theatre

the Monkey Wrench Gang
photo by Bruce Payne (Damek Salazar as George Hayduke, Grainger Esch as Seldom Seen Smith, Robert Bourdage as Dr. Sarvis and Sarah Sampson as Bonnie Abbzug)
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Adapted and Directed by Johnny Simons

September 27 - October 20 @8:15 PM (12 performances - World Premiere)

Just 4 performances to go.
Don’t miss this amazing and funny show!

Abbey’s comic masterpiece involving four eco-warriors hell-bent on saving the wilderness from “progress”. Keep it like it was, Damnit!

“God Bless America. Let’s save some of it.”

The play will be performed in two acts with an intermission in between.
Each act will run 50-55 minutes.

Warning: This play includes adult language and situations that are not appropriate for children.

Please note that realistic toy guns and pyrotechnics will be in use during this play. There will also be the brief use of a strobe light.

It’s going to be perfect viewing weather tonight! Come out and watch a really funny play under the stars.

We open at 7 PM and Showtime is at 8:15 PM
(No Late Seating)

In the Backyard this weekend
Friday: Crestliners
Saturday: Mike Ord
Sunday: Bruce Payne

Hip Film Fest: October 25 - 27 @8:15 PM

October 25: Riders of the Purple Sage (1985)
October 26: A Saga of Billy the Kid (1992)
October 27: Underneath the Top Down (A Cowtown Brigadoon) (1984)

Video recordings of previous shows from our Hip Pocket Theatre Preservation Project.

While you’re waiting to hear about the new season, please click on the Donate button above and sign up to support the Hip Pocket Theatre with a small monthly donation or $5 or more to help us with paying our monthly bills between seasons.

Thank You for your support.


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, $10 or more 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.

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We wish to acknowledge those who have donated to support our 43rd performance season.
Thank you for your continued support!

Bob & Melinda Allen
Kavin Allenson
All-Tex Supply, Inc.
AmazonSmile Foundation
Amon G. Carter Foundation
Macy Anderson
Ralph Archenhold
Jack Armstrong
Frieda Austin
Auto Tech Services, Inc.
Craig Backus
Matthew Baird
Tamela Bangs
Matthew Barley
River Barley
Matt Barnes
Dorothy M. Barra, LPC
Rosalyn & Michael Bodycomb
Kerry Bouchard
Dr. Robert & Michele Bourdage
Elizabeth Bowie
Art & Lynda Brender
Lowell Bryan
Matthew Bunton
Tammy Burstein
Roland Carson
Don Carter
Roger Chambers
Barry Cleveland
Bailey Cockerham
Mary Cockerham
David Coffee
Brian Cook
Julie Crawford
Ellen Mahoney Crouse
Betsy Cummings
Gary Cunningham
Gale Cupp
Debbie Dacus
Lisa Loving Dalton
Louis & Shirley Daniel
Allen Dean
Patricia Decoster
(In Memory of Rimy Decoster and In Honor of River Barley’s First Performance)
Diane Dickey
Fred Disney
Ted Dossey
James Dumbravo
Kellie Shannon Elliot
Holly Ellman
Grainger Esch
Rima Fand
Dr. Scott Ferree & Loli Kantor
Jonathan Fielding
Angelina Fiordellisi
Darrin Fitzgerald
Brian Fitzmorris
Ronda & Brad Flaska
Ronny & Tricia Franks
Deborah Freed
Shawn Gann
C. Lee Gibson
Nick Gilley
JoAnn Gracey
Jenny Greenberg
Tolbert Greenwood
Shelby Griffin
Harry Hafele
Paul Hamilton
Linda Hansen
Harrington Environmental Services
Matt Harrison
Paul Heyduck
Richard & Christi Heyduck
Kay Higgins & Keith Spalding

Rebo Hill
Reena Hill
Heather Hurd
Melissa Ingram
Maggie Irwin
Thad Isbell
Jeremy Jackson
Thelma Jackson
Benton Jennings
Jinger Jones
Kyle Jones
Laura L. Jones
Tanya Khodoc
Peggy Bott Kirby
Lauren Kirkpatrick-Peters
Clayton Landey
Carol Jane Lawrence
Linda M. Lee & Jay Isham
Izumi Levy
Paul Logsdon
Marlen Lugo (Lugo/Fishburn)
Suzanne Mabe
Mandie Mackie
Paul Matthews
Dorene Matzner
Maggie Mazzei
Stephen McCormick
Victoria McDowell-Drew
Laurie & Quentin McGown
Christine & Jason McMahon
Bob & Barbara Meece
Kristen Monroe
E. Tonya Moore
Ronald E. Moore Foundation
Lauren Moreau
Cathy Morris
Diane Morris
Misha Mullov-Abbado

National Endowment for the Arts
Anne Neighbors
Network for Good
David & Pam Nolen
Northwest Tarrant Chamber of Commerce
Caroline Norton

Joni Norton
Jon O’Harra
Dewey Oringderff
Harry & Karen Parker
Amanda Parkhurst
Bruce Payne
Gary Payne
James R. Peacock
Christopher Pelham
Cara Pendergrass
Drew Pendleton
Scott Phillips
Brian Pierce
Shelby Priddy
Tami Ralstin
Steve Ramey
Jen Ramirez
Carole Roark
Amy Rollins
Carlos Romero
Phil & Billie Rye
Damek Salazar (Rudolf the Red)
Michelle Sark
Shannon Sark
Dale & Hillary Schaper
Lynn Schwirtz
Reginald & Madeline Schwoch
Carmen Scott
Carole Sellers
Rachael Shane
Shae Shaw
Maggie Sherrod
Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Laurie Simmons
Johnny & Diane Simons
Lake Simons (Lake, John & Cy)
Lorca Simons
David Smith
Jeffrey Smith
Eliezer Sobel
Barbara Spears
Bruce Stanfield
Jeff Stanfield
Carol Stanford
Ibrahim Suleiman
Linda Sullivan
Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Instruments
The Tom Hudson Co.
Dee Lee Thomas & Janita Thomas
Tolli Thomas
Kristi Ramos Toler
Elyse Tomlinson
Gracey Tune
Andrew Villa
Libby Villari
Holly Vincent
Carlela Vogel
Marquette Vyce (Allen, Kita Vyce and Ian)
Elise Walker
Rob Walker (
DFW Flooring Warehouse)
Thomas Walker
White Settlement Chamber of Commerce
James White
Linda Whittington
Regina Wickham
Claire & George Wood
Deborah Wood (debwood)
Elysia Worcester
Harris and Julie Worcester
Laney Yarber
Danielle Ybarra
David Yeakle
James Zametz

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Thank you to everyone who donated to the Hip Pocket Theatre during the North Texas Day of Giving. We are raising money to replace our lighting systems that are obsolete and for which bulbs will no longer be manufactured. We had a goal of $10,000 for the event and thanks to your support, we raised $7,805 (78%) of our goal. This puts us at $8,102 towards the lighting system. If you would like to donate towards the replacement costs of our lighting, click on the Donate button below.

Once again, thank you for your support.
Backyard Food:
Tonight, in Concessions, we have 1) Red Beans & Rice with Andouille Sausage & Corn bread; 2) Pasta with Chicken Alfredo Sauce and Garlic Toast and Green Salad; and 3) Beef Stew with Salad and Roll. Plus, for desert, Strawberry Cobbler, ice cream sundaes, and root beer floats along with beverages, including coffee, hot chocolate and a selection of adult beverages.
Please Donate:
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

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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 19, 2019

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