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Pay-What-You-Can 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 Manager to 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.

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THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe, directed by Wendy Dann                          

Play like a pack of girls.

March 6-April 14     Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre
Drive. Ambition. Endurance. Precision. We’re not talking about any high school girls’ soccer team, we’re talking about a pack of female warriors, determined to score. This elite squad of nine teenage girls meets every Saturday to stretch before their games, and high school gossip rapidly evolves into mature meditations on the girls’ understanding of themselves and their place in the world. Breakout playwright Sarah DeLappe writes these girls “as soccer players — not as daughters, not as girlfriends, not as sexual objects, but as athletes.” A 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Wolves is a fierce and unexpected play that has been taking the theater world by storm since the moment the girls took the field.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN is Wednesday, March 6  Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 28


TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare, directed by Kevin Moriarty                           
"If music be the food of love, play on!"

Mar. 29-Apr. 28     Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Potter Rose Performance Hall 
Viola has just lost everything in a shipwreck, including her twin brother. She’s found herself on the shores of Illyria, a place she’s never been. And in order to get work, she’s had to disguise herself as man. When hired as a servant to Duke Orsino, she encounters yet one more problem: she’s totally in love with him. Unable to express her feelings without blowing her cover, Viola sets out to fulfill the Duke’s orders - which include wooing another woman. One of Shakespeare’s finest comedies, Twelfth Night will whisk audiences away to a world of scheming outlaws and daring rescues, unbelievable love triangles, and one truly unforgettable adventure. 

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN is Sunday, March 31  Tickets go on sale Friday, March 22


REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina López, directed by Christie Vela                    
Women are powerful, especially when working together.

April 26-May 19     Kalita Humphreys Theater
Ana just graduated from high school, and though she dreams of going to college and becoming a writer, for now she is stuck working in her sister’s garment factory in East L.A. The hours are long and the pay is low, but Ana grows to appreciate the strength, passion, and dedication of the women she works beside. While the ladies of Real Women Have Curves struggle with things as personal as body image and as consequential as the threat of deportation, they still find joy, humor and beauty in their relationships with one another, and within themselves.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN is Sunday, April 28  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19


PENNY CANDY by Jonathan Norton, directed by Derrick Sanders                            
Life in Dallas' Pleasant Grove was both sweet and sour.   

June 5-July 14     Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre
Growing up in a candy house sounds like every kid’s dream. But for 12-year-old Jon-Jon, helping his father run Paw Paw’s Candy Tree out of their run-down one-bedroom apartment isn’t quite a dream come true. As their neighborhood sees a surge of violence fueled by epidemic drug use and increasing racial tensions, the business begins to fail and danger looms immediately outside Jon-Jon’s front door. Oh, and then there’s the looming threat of Vacation Bible School. Worst summer ever! A world premiere from Dallas playwright Jonathan Norton, and set in Dallas’ own Pleasant Grove, Penny Candy follows one family as they seek to balance their responsibilities to their community and to one another. 

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN is Wednesday, June 5  Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 28


Titles, dates and venues subject to change.


February 2019



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