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Fires are becoming something of a problem. But Biedermann has it all under control. A respected member of the community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, surely nothing can get to him. The great philanthropist, he is happy to meet his civic duty and give shelter to two new houseguests, and when they start filling the attic with gasoline drums, he'll help them wire the fuse.
Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: book club. But when her book club becomes the subject of a film documentary their discussions about life and literature take a hilarious turn. Add a club-crashing newcomer along with some provocative book titles and the club's long-intertwined group dynamics begin to unravel as the friends start to read between the lines.
'Tis the season to be jolly, when last season's sold-out, family-favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully re-imagined take on Dickens' enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping special effects, A Christmas Carol is Dallas' newest "must-see" holiday tradition. Appropriate for families. Recommended for ages 8 and above.
Winner of the Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, Colossal is an epic theatrical event. With the flexible Wyly Theatre transformed into a football field, director Kevin Moriarty will create an intensely physical production of this spectacular and deeply moving new play. Featuring full contact choreography and a drumline, the play centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation's most popular form of theater. Contains adult themes and strong language. Recommended for ages 16 and above.
The second production in DTC's Classical Theater initiative, Medea is a 2500-year-old classic that still resonates today with its modern–day complexities of power, marriage, families and politics. Produced in Down Center Stage, the intimate basement theater space carved out of the Kalita Humphreys Theater, Medea will plunge the audience into the midst of an intense domestic dispute that quickly accelerates to its horrifying climax of violence, revenge and mutual destruction. With emotionally honest acting and a starkly beautiful, poetic text, Medea will be an unforgettable theatrical experience. Contains adult themes and intense violence.
Scandalous secrets, shocking betrayals, dashing suitors and devious rivals are brought to glorious life in a period-perfect adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel. At the emotional heart of this classic romantic comedy are the marital hopes, unpredictable misadventures and sincere, sisterly bonds of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Will Elinor's common sense or Marianne's impulsive passion be the key to marriage and happiness? Come experience the production that is certain to become an instant treasure for Austen aficionados of all ages.
Directed by a member of El Teatro Campesino's 25th Anniversary National Tour, Rodney Garza, Zoot Suit is based on events surrounding the real-life trial of 17 wrongly convicted Mexican – American youths for the murder of José Gallardo Diaz. Zoot Suit, a high energy thought provoking musical, opening on young Henry Reyna's final night before joining the Navy. A night of fun and freedom turn into horror as he and his gang are accused of murder. Held without bail and despite sufficient evidence, Henry is wrongfully convicted and sent to prison. Premiering on Broadway in 1978, the musical has since been toured nationally and adapted into a feature film. Zoot Suit has become a cultural staple about the lives of Mexican Americans in barrios of Los Angeles set against the backdrop of the Zoot Suit Riots and the rumblings of World War II.