Hip Pocket Theatre owners and operators Johnny and Diane Simons lived for years at a log cabin near Weatherford, making weekend commutes to West Fort Worth to oversee theater productions. Johnny cracked often that he rarely crossed the Cherry Lane line.
Looks like Johnny might be spotted farther east these days. The Simonses recently sold their cabin and moved to a house near Lake Worth, a body of water that has meant a lot to both of them. They lived near the lake for many years early in their marriage. Johnny used the lake, including the mythical Lake Worth Monster, for writing inspiration. In the early 1970s, he wrote The Lake Worth Monster as his thesis while working on a master’s degree in theater at Texas Christian University. The couple even named one of their daughters Lake.
They figured it was time to get back home.