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The Hip Pocket Theatre



Johnny Simons announced the 43rd Performance Season for the Hip Pocket Theatre on Sunday, March 10th at the Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery & Studio. So here it is, five new, World Premiere plays…

The season will begin on Friday, June 7, 2018. The schedule is to be:

Play 1: June 7 - June 30 @9 PM (12 performances - World Premiere)

Seven Sinatra Veronicas
written and directed by Johnny Simons
A pantomimic morality play wherein Old Blue Eyes sings “My Way” but soon succumbs to “Her Way”.

Dark Weekend - July 5 - 7

Play 2: July 12 - August 4 @9 PM (12 performances - World Premiere)

Arcadia Darling
Adapted by Lake Simons and John Dyer with original music score by John Dyer. Directed by Lake Simons.

An unfolding of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, drawn deeper still from the mythic Pan of Arcadia. Featuring puppetry and live music.

Play 3: - August 9 - August 11 @9 PM (3 performances - World Premiere)

Love Letters to a Raven
Lorca and Lake Simons
A revealing tale of the feet, the hips, the head, the hands and the breath. A workshop performance of ritual theatre by Lorca Simons and directed by Lake Simons.

Dark Weekend - August 16 - 18

Play 4: August 23 - September 15 @9 PM (12 performances - World Premiere)

Baby Snooks and Daddy
Adapted and Directed by JoAnn Gracey

Here, for the first time on the Hip Pocket stage – Snooks! - an arrangement of scripts from radio’s golden age. Featuring Baby Snooks, the beloved character created by Fanny Brice, famous performer in the Zigfield Follies – a child who loves to torment her Daddy. With musical interludes by some of the greatest talents of the airwaves.

Dark Weekend - September 20 - 22

Play 5: September 27 - October 20 @8:15 PM (12 performances - World Premiere)

The Monkey Wrench Gang
Adapted and Directed by Johnny Simons

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

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!

AmazonSmile Foundation
Amon G. Carter Foundation
Craig Backus
Tamela Bangs
Matt Barnes
Dr. Robert and Michele Bourdage
Barry Cleveland
Ellen Mahoney Crouse
Louis & Shirley Daniel
Holly Ellman
Rima Fand
Dr. Scott and Loli Ferree
Rebo Hill
Jeremy Jackson

Loli Kantor
Tanya Khordoc
Stephen McCormick
Ronald E. Moore Foundation
Diane Morris
Network for Good
Jon O’Harra
Bruce Payne
Damek Salazar
Jeff Stanfield
Janita Thomas
Elyse Tomlinson
Carlela Vogel
James Zametz


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

We need a car!

We’re looking for a car that Lake and John can use from June 7 - Aug 12 while they are here at the theatre. Can anyone help us out?
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 19, 2019

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