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I ♥ Walmart

9 August 2009

Winner – Outstanding Featured Actor in a Comedy –  Travis Dean – B Iden Payne Award 2009

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Comedy – Mason Stewart – B Iden Payne Nomination

Killer JoeCapital T presents

I ? Walmart

conceived by Carrie Klypchak and Mark Pickell

by Various Authors

Directed by Marshall Carby, Carrie Klypchak & Mark Pickell

Scenic Design – Paul Davis

Sound Design – Brad Klypchak

Lighting Design – Mark Pickell

Costume Design – Cheryl Painter

August 13-August 29

Hyde Park Theatre

Hot on the heels of its summer hit, KILLER JOE, Cap T presents a new original work, I ♥ WALMART, August 13th-29th at Hyde Park Theatre. The play takes an irreverent and insightful look at the people who love Walmart, and the people who love to hate Walmart.

The play was conceived by Mark Pickell and Carrie Klypchak to answer the simple question “Why do so many people love Walmart and continue to shop there?”. The play offers 12 contrasting Walmart experiences in an effort to explore the unique and divisive role Walmart plays in our society and culture. The show is being launched just in time to mourn (or celebrate) the conversion of Austin’s Northcross Mall into an upscale Pantheon of 24-hour consumerism.

Welcome to Walmart by Mark Pickell performed by Mark Sheibmeir
Fuckin Walmart by Jim Fritzler performed by Joey LePage
Bob by Brad Klypchak performed by Adam Hilton
Windchimes and Varicose Cream by Kenneth Wayne Bradley performed by Travis Dean
Sarah by Aimee Gonzalez performed by Miriam Shoemaker
Rebranding Meeting by Larry Hill performed by Mason Stewart
Gina by Spencer Driggers performed by Kelli Bland / Laura Cheek
Why I Sold My Baby at the Walmark by Elizabeth Orndorff performed by Carrie Klypchak
Is it a Local Call to the 51st State? by Craig Kenworthy performed by Mateo Barrera
Rock and a Hard Place by Brad Klypchak performed by Ben Wolfe
Requiem for a Retailer by Al Pergande performed by Molly Fonseca


 

Hot on the heels of its summer hit, KILLER JOE, Cap T presents a new original work, I ♥ WALMART, August 13th-29th at Hyde Park Theatre. The play takes an irreverent and insightful look at the people who love Walmart, and the people who love to hate Walmart.

The play was conceived by Mark Pickell and Carrie Klypchak to answer the simple question “Why do so many people love Walmart and continue to shop there?”. The play offers 12 contrasting Walmart experiences in an effort to explore the unique and divisive role Walmart plays in our society and culture. The show is being launched just in time to mourn (or celebrate) the conversion of Austin’s Northcross Mall into an “upscale” two story Pantheon of 24-hour consumerism.

Comprised from the writings of ten different playwrights across the US, including former local favorite Jim Fritzler (of Nebraska now), I ♥ WALMART is guaranteed to spark a conversation or two.