Dallas Theater Center | 2019-2020 Season

Pay What You Can (PWYC) allows patrons to purchase ANY seat in the house for as little as $1 per ticket and enjoy world-class live theater at Dallas Theater Center.

All tickets to DTC’s Pay What You Can performances can be purchased exclusively online at DallasTheaterCenter.org, with a limit of four tickets per person.  Please see the schedule of on-sale dates below.

If you are attending Pay What You Can and have disabilities or special needs, please click here to email our Patron Services Managerto make arrangements.

Seating for our PWYC performances is General Admission. We advise that you arrive no later than half an hour prior to curtain to get the best seat possible.

Standby tickets at the Box Office the night of each PWYC performance. This allows patrons the opportunity to purchase tickets who may have missed the chance to purchase online. While we can never guarantee that standby tickets will result in a seat, we are confident this option will allow more of our community the opportunity to attend our PWYC performance. Any ticket that does not result in a seat will gladly be refunded.

See you at the theater!

Dallas Theater Center’s remaining 2019-2020 season includes Little Women, a celebrated new adaptation by Kate Hamill of the beloved classic book; American Mariachi, the feel-good comedy filled with infectious music; Pipeline, a powerful drama about the state of American education; and The Supreme Leader, a world premiere, fictionalized coming-of-age comedy about Kim Jong-Un.

Titles, dates, venues and directors subject to change.

Pay What You Can goes on sale Friday, Jan 31 @ 10a  ⇒  Pay What You Can performance is Friday, Feb 7 @ 8p

Written by KATE HAMILL  |  Based on the novel by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 

Kalita Humphreys Theater, FEB 7 – MARCH 1, 2020

Jo March doesn’t want to be like other girls; in fact, she’s not even sure that she wants to be a girl. Jo is ambitious, rough around the edges, headstrong, and yearns for a future she can’t yet articulate. As the nation is torn apart by civil war, Jo and her sisters struggle with what it means to grow up. Gender roles, political beliefs, poverty, and even love itself threaten to break family ties, as the March sisters try to reconcile their identities with society’s demands. How do you stay true to yourself when the world wants you to become a perfect little woman?  Acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill (Sense and Sensibility) returns to Dallas Theater Center with a new examination of this classic novel.

Pay What You Can goes on sale Friday, March 27 @ 10a  ⇒  Pay What You Can performance is Sunday, April 5 @ 7:30p


Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre,  APRIL 3 – MAY 3, 2020

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? 

With profound compassion and lyricism, Morisseau pens a deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is — and brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Pipeline comes to Dallas after a celebrated run at New Yorks City’s Lincoln Center and a broadcast on PBS.

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Pay What You Can goes on sale Friday, May 27 @ 10a  ⇒  Pay What You Can performance is Sunday, June 3 @ 7:30p


Written by DON X. NGUYEN, directed by KEVIN MORIARTY 

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre,  JUNE 3 – JULY 5, 2020

While in boarding school in Switzerland,Kim Jong-Un learns he’s next in line following his older brother’s career-ending trip to Tokyo Disneyland.But he must prove himself. Under the watchful eye of his minder, he sets his paintbrush aside to spy on his pretty American friend Sophie. Will “Oony” get the girl? Will he make his father proud? Set in the snow globe world of  Set in the snow globe world ofstinky cheese and mountain climbing, this coming-of-age comedy imagines Kim Jong-Un’s final throes of youth before his fateful return to North Korea.

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