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Hunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

11 August 2010

Winner – Outstanding Direction – Austin Critics’ Table Awards 2011
Winner – Outstanding Fight Choreography – B Iden Payne Awards
Outstanding Production of a Comedy – Austin Critics’ Table Awards Nomination
Outstanding Production of a Comedy – B Iden Payne Awards Nomination
Outstanding Direction of a Comedy – B Iden Payne Awards Nomination
Outstanding Cast Performance – B Iden Payne Awards Nomination
Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role – Brad Price – Austin Critics’ Table Awards Nomination

Capital T presents

Hunter Gatherers

Directed by Mark Pickell

Sound Design by Adam Hilton

Costume Design by Cheryl Painter

Extended thru November 13th

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre 511 W 43rd St

Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for their annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, revelations, wrestling and dancing than previous years. A darkly comic evening where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred, and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert.

“HUNTER GATHERERS is fast-paced, aggressive, and yes, often VERY FUNNY”
– Austin-American Statesman

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You put these four characters together and, hells yes, hilarity will ensue. You put these particular actors in those roles, and that hilarity will ensue with professional skill and verve…Bradley, particularly, who is quickly becoming Capital T’s Not-So-Secret-Weapon-of-Vigorous-Stagecraft, unleashes his inner Neanderthal to raucous, laugh-inducing effect…all four actors work the material with ease and sweet timing…And, yeah, it’s a hoot.
– Austin Chronicle

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“A hilarious and unforgettable theatrical experience…There are plays that hit with the power a lightning bolt, striking suddenly and out of nowhere, igniting the air with excitement and leaving the audience dumbstruck. Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s Hunter Gatherers is one such play…From this rich soil, Pickell and his fine ensemble grow a bizarre and intricate piece of flora, which weaves its vines around the audience and doesn’t relinquish its hold until the violent, bloody, sexually charged finale.”
– Austin Theatre Examiner

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“There’s never been a dull moment in anything that Mark Pickell and Capital T Theatre produce and HUNTERS GATHERERS is no exception…if you have a sense of humor and want to be shocked then this will completely mesmerize you…HUNTERS GATHERERS is a must-see.
– Do512

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Cast

Richard – Kenneth Wayne Bradley

Wendy – Liz Fisher

Tom – Brad Price

Pam – Rebecca Robinson

About the Playwright

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb – Playwright
is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include boom (TCG’s most-produced play 2009-10),T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common), Hunter Gatherers (2007 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, 2007 Will Glickman Prize), Colorado,and Multiplex. His work has been seen Off-Broadway and at theaters across the country including at Ars Nova, SPF, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Public Theatre, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep, Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theatre, Dad’s Garage, and in the Bay Area at Encore Theatre, Killing My Lobster, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre, and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival. He is under commission from South Coast Repertory and American Conservatory Theater, and is a Resident Playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco. He holds a degree in Theater and Biology from Brown and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He likes to promote himself online at www.peternachtrieb.com.