Everything Is Established

This award-winning comedy returns for one performance only as part of the great Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival!

Two hapless servants are forced to contend with the arrival of their master’s mail-order bride – after the master has suddenly passed away. This new comedy by local phenom Hannah Kenah features three of Austin’s great comedic all-stars: Lee Eddy, Michael Joplin, and Jeffery Mills.


WHEN: Friday September 4th, 2015 at 9:30pm

WHERE: Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701.


Huge thanks to the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival for producing and presenting this revival!
Couldn’t be prouder of this show and this team, which had three major honors from the Austin Critics Table for the production earlier this year:

  • Best Production of a Comedy (winner)
  • Best Ensemble Performance (winner)
  • Best New Play (nominee)


Two servants – Montgomery (Jeffery Mills) and Plaster (Michael Joplin) – are enjoying the run of the mansion after their ruthless master Mr. Albert has passed away – until their cheerful negligence is thrown into chaos by the arrival of Mr. Albert’s mail-order bride, Sally (Lee Eddy).

Austin virtuoso Hannah Kenah wrote and directs this world-premiere, which follows on the heels of her recent hits Now Now Oh Now for the Rude Mechs and Guest By Courtesy for Salvage Vanguard.

We’re especially proud of our cast of Austin greats. Lee Eddy is an Austin legend and this is her first play since returning to Austin after many years in Brooklyn. Michael Joplin, a master actor and improviser, was voted Best Actor in the Austin Chronicle‘s Best of Austin for 2014. Jeffery Mills has been devastating Austin audiences for years in comedic and dramatic roles, from Three, or the Sound of the Great Existential Nothingness (Breaking String Theater) to King John (Rude Mechs).

Unrelenting in its energy, sparkling in its language, and perfectly precise in its execution, Everything Is Established is a dazzle from beginning to end.



  • Benjamin Taylor Ridgway – Costume Designer
  • Graham Reynolds – Composer
  • Stephanie Busing – Set Designer
  • Stephen Pruitt – Lighting Designer



  • Ben Schave – Technical Director
  • Sam Accettulli – Stage Manager
  • Tammy Whitehead – Box Office Manager



This project was made possible through very generous support from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Creative Fund, IBM, The Guion Family Fund, Jim Greer & Daphne Keller, and other individual donors. Warm thanks to them all.




Hannah Kenah wrote the initial draft of this play during her junior year at Dartmouth College. The piece was further developed under the title “The Idiot Servants” and in collaboration with performers Eruch Ernst and Richard Cambier for a showing at Dell’Arte International’s 2004 EdgeFest in Blue Lake, CA. Hannah is thrilled to have further developed the work in collaboration with performers Lee Eddy, Jeffrey Mills, Michael Joplin, and with producer Steve Moore toward its 2015 production with Physical Plant Theater in Austin, Texas.


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