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Looking for “What’s Next” at Dallas Theater Center? This four-play package features our remaining shows in our mainstage season, including The Supreme Leader, Our Town, The Sound of Music & Trouble in Mind!

A world premiere by Don X. Nguyen
Directed by Kevin Moriarty

Kalita Humphreys Theater
October 28 – November 21, 2021

While in boarding school in Switzerland, Kim Jong-Un learns he’s next in line as The Supreme Leader after 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.

*Social Distance Seating available

By Thornton Wilder  // Featuring translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin
Directed by Tatiana Pandiani

Kalita Humphreys Theater
January 27 – February 20, 2022

One of the most beloved American plays ever written, Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually–in one of the most famous scenes in American theater–die. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” In the next step for a play that Wilder conceived from the beginning as a play about everywhere, this version is in three languages–English, Spanish and Creole. Filled with live music and infused with layers of culture and community, this special production celebrates Grover’s Corners as an international address and finds the shared humanity in all its inhabitants.

Music by Richard Rodgers // Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trap
Directed by Kevin Moriarty

Wyly Theatre, Potter Rose Performance Hall
March 25 – April 24, 2022

A country under attack. A family paralyzed by loss. And a woman who is afraid to love. Dallas Theater Center boldly reexamines one of the most exhilarating musical theater classics ever written.  Winner of five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Sound of Music was the final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. From its opening in 1959, it immediately became the world’s most beloved musical on both stage and film. The inspirational story follows a young postulate who is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of an imperious naval captain, bringing joy and music to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision. Join us on this vibrant journey of love and faith, and once again let your heart thrill to The Sound of Music.

By Alice Childress
Director to be announced

Kalita Humphreys Theater
May 26 – June 19, 2022

This groundbreaking American comedy/drama, both written and set in the mid-1950s, tells the story of Wiletta Mayer, an African American actress cast in a supposedly “progressive” play about racism written by a white male author–which turns out to be anything but progressive. Trouble in Mind opened off-Broadway in 1955 and became the first play by a Black female playwright to be optioned for Broadway. But when Childress, the real-life playwright, refused to change the ending at the request of the white producers, the production was called off. Seven decades later, this nearly-lost classic is making a comeback at theaters across the country–including Broadway this fall–proving that this funny and moving play is a piece for our times.

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