The Supreme Leader - Dallas Theater Center

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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 stinky 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.

Please expect to be at the show approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

STAY LATE after the show: 15 minutes


ON THE RECORD: A Supreme Conversation with Don X. Nguyen
Monday June 8, 2020 @ 7:00PM

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, current New York City resident Don X. Nguyen comes to the Bishop Arts Theatre Center for a politically incorrect conversation on his politically irreverent play, The Supreme Leader, a coming of age story centered on Kim Jong-Un’s early days at an international school in Switzerland.

Join us as we go behind closed doors on Mr. Nguyen’s career, creative process, and how he came to write The Supreme Leader, hosted by Jonathan Norton, Dallas Theater Center’s Playwright-in-Residence.

Bishop Arts Theatre Center
215 S. Tyler Street, Dallas, T

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