Ken Webster spends most of his days in a Hyde Park playhouse — theater space, daydream space, a creative hideaway, where he immerses himself in the beauty of language, the genius of playwright Harold Pinter, an ocean of baseball trivia, the art of a well-placed comma. It is a serious place. It is a silly place. And for Webster: It is a place of independence.
“This is my second home,” says Webster, the 55-year-old executive director of Austin’s literary-minded Hyde Park Theatre and one of the most well-known actors and directors in the city. “It’s not just a place I work; it’s a place where I hang out, where I see friends. I met my wife (the actress and author Katherine Catmull) here. It’s been a big part of my life for 30 years.”
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“Thom Pain (based on nothing)” by Will Eno, starring Ken Webster
When: 8 p.m., July 11-Aug. 10, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Where: Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St.
Admission: $20; Thursday is a pay-as-you-wish night.
Information: 479-PLAY; www.hydeparktheatre.org