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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.

See you at the theater!

 


 

STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling, directed by Joel Ferrell  
Southern society won’t wilt these flowers.

Sept. 28-Oct. 21     Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Potter Rose Performance Hall
Every Southern woman knows there are few institutions on earth more important than the town beauty parlor. At Truvy Jones’ salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, neighborhood women gather to swap stories, share gossip, and of course, style their hair. But when tragedy strikes, the community comes together in a bond more powerful than ten coats of hairspray. Steel Magnolias is a hilarious, heartwarming portrait of the strength and beauty of female friendship. 

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN is Sunday, Sept. 30  Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 21


 

HOLIDAY ADD-ON

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Kevin Moriarty, directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene
Dallas’ family-favorite holiday tradition.   

Nov. 21-Dec. 30    Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Potter Rose Performance Hall
Tis the season to be jolly when Dallas’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the Wyly Theatre! Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas. But will it be enough to save Scrooge’s soul? Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol boldly reimagines Dickens’ classic tale of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN is Wednesday, Nov. 21  Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 15


 

FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN by Will Power, directed by Nataki Garrett                            
The Story of Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit

Dec. 5-Jan. 13     Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre
His name was Cassius Clay, but you know him as Muhammad Ali. His name was Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, but you know him as Stepin Fetchit. Or, do you really know either of these men at all? Loosely inspired by the pair’s real-life friendship, DTC Playwright-in-Residence Will Power has crafted a daring script that brings these two iconic figures together to shape their legacies against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. A powerful exploration of what it is to be a black man in America, Fetch Clay, Make Man pulls no punches. 

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN is Wednesday, Dec. 5  Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 29


 

SWEAT by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tim Bond
From assembly line to picket line, it’s more than just a job. 

Jan. 18-Feb. 10     Kalita Humphreys Theater
It’s the year 2000 in the steel town of Reading, Pennsylvania, and all best friends Tracey and Cynthia need are their steady factory jobs, their favorite bar, and each other. But as years pass and a recession hits, hard times at the factory threaten their livelihoods and test the limits of their friendship. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, playwright Lynn Nottage's second Pulitzer, and nominated for the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Play, Sweat takes an unflinching look at life in the industrial working class that has been hailed as “the first theatrical landmark of the Trump era.”

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN is Sunday, Jan. 20  Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 11


 

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




WORLD PREMIERE

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


 

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