DTC Welcomes Texas Christian University Horned Frogs to TCU Night!
Calling all TCU Horned Frog students, faculty & alumni! Dallas Theater Center welcomes you to join us on Friday, November 19th for TCU Night! Celebrate TCU alumni currently starring in our world-premiere comedy The Supreme Leader and enjoy a post-show talkback with the cast.
TCU Night Event Details:
8:00-9:30pm – The Supreme Leader Performance
9:30-10:00pm – Post-Show Talkback with TCU Cast
“My time with Theatre TCU is something that I’ll always be thankful for. I’ve never been someone to shy away from challenges, and I appreciate that the faculty urged us to push the boundaries of our artistry. Everyone in the program equally cared about you as both a performer and an individual; it is truly a special place, and I’m excited for their continued growth.”
– Garrett Weir, TCU Class of 2021
Special ticket price for TCU Students, Faculty & Alumni!
About The Supreme Leader
WORLD PREMIERE | Written by DON X. NGUYEN | Directed by KEVIN MORIARTY
This coming-of-age comedy imagines Kim Jong-Un’s final throes of youth before his fateful return to North Korea. 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.
The Supreme Leader is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
TCU Alumni – The Supreme Leader Cast
Garrett Weir – TCU Alumni – Class of 2021
(Garrett) is thrilled to make his DTC debut in The Supreme Leader! He graduated in May of 2021 from Texas Christian University where he is obtained his BFA in Theater with an Acting emphasis. With Theater TCU, notable credits include 42nd Street, Pericles, Children of Eden, Batboy and A Streetcar Named Desire. Regionally, Garrett made his professional debut this summer in Okoboji Summer Theater’s 63rd season, where he was in Grease, Clue: On Stage!, Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy, and Urinetown.
Born and raised in sunny San Diego, Garrett has also been featured as leading roles in independent and student films, as well as countless other theatrical performances along the way. It is truly an honor for Garrett to join the company of Dallas Theater Center, and he is humbled and ecstatic for the opportunity to bring his own unique energy to this story as a charming antagonist, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. None of this would be possible without the unceasing support from those he loves and those who have mentored him, and he would like to dedicate his first Equity performance to his parents for their unending support of his journey. (All love to my family, my friends, and God above!) garrettweir.com | IG: @bombsauce
Ashlie Whitworth – TCU Alumni – Class of 2020
Ashlie Whitworth (Understudy Sophie) is so excited to be working with Dallas Theatre Center for the very first time! Ashlie recently moved to NYC to pursue her dream of being an actress, but she is happy to be back in her hometown for The Supreme Leader. Ashlie is an alumni of Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!) where she got her BFA in Acting. While at TCU, she appeared in many productions including Silent Sky, The Diviners, Pericles, etc. Other recent credits include Fun Home at Uptown Players Shakespeare in Love at Shakespeare Dallas and Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. Ashlie She recently moved to NYC As always, she thanks her family for always pushing and supporting her in everything she does. Good show!