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Candy Buckley and Charity Jones in A Delicate Balance at the Guthrie Theatre

Having brought back former Dallas Theater Center acting company members (and audience favorites) Randy Moore, Nance Williamson, Akin Babatunde and Kurt Rhoads to act at the DTC, artistic director Kevin Moriarty is now having Candy Buckley return — after 18 years.

The tall red-headed actress was best known for her leading roles in director Adrian Hall’s All the King’s Men. She’ll be playing in Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts, directed by Moriarty. In another unusual bit of casting, Terry Martin — producing artist director of the WaterTower Theatre — will also be acting in the Broadway drama about two gay men, one an atheist, the other a devout Christian and what happens when they must depend on family support. The show previews April 13.

The press release follows, plus the casting release for The God of Carnage, to be directed by Joel Ferrell. That show previews May 11. Single tickets for both are on sale now.

photos by Michal Daniel

Dallas Theater Center Announces Cast and Design Team of Next Fall

Written by Geoffrey Nauffts • Directed by Kevin Moriarty

Single Tickets On Sale Now

Kalita Humphreys Theater  •  3636 Turtle Creek Blvd

Previews: April 13 – April 19, 2012  •  Full Run: April 13 – May 6, 2012

Opening Night: Fri., April 20, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: (214) 880-0202 or www.DallasTheaterCenter.org

DALLAS (Wednesday, February 22, 2012) – Dallas Theater Center announced today the cast of Next Fall, which runs at the Kalita Humphreys Theater April 13 – May 6, 2012.

Terry Martin and DTC Brierley Resident Acting Company member Steven Michael Walters will lead the cast as Adam (Martin) and Luke (Walters).  Martin is Producing Artistic Director at WaterTower Theatre and is making his DTC debut.  Walters is Co-Artistic Director of Second Thought Theatre and appeared in this season’s productions of The Tempest and A Christmas Carol.

Former DTC Acting Company member Candy Buckley will return to DTC for the first time in 18 years to play the role of Arlene.  Buckley was part of the acting company from 1978 – 1990 and audiences will remember her from All the King’s Men (86-87) and The Cherry Orchard (93-94).  Southern Methodist University Associate Professor, Head of Acting Michael Connolly will play Butch.  DTC audiences will remember him from last season’s production of Dividing the Estate.

Rounding out the cast are Lynn Blackburn (Dividing the Estate) as Holly; and DTC Brierley Resident Acting Company member Lee Trull (The Tempest, Cabaret, Arsenic and Old Lace) as Brandon.

DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty will direct the Tony-nominated Next Fall, which was written by Geoffrey Nauffts.  Returning to DTC are Tony Award-winning scenic designer John Arnone (Dividing the Estate); costume designer Thomas Charles LeGalley (Give It Up!); and sound designer Bruce Richardson (Dividing the Estate).  Making her DTC debut is lighting designer Natalie Robin.

The critically acclaimed Next Fall opened on Broadway in 2010 and was nominated for two Tony Awards in the same year – Best Play and Best Direction of a Play.  It tells the story of Adam, an atheist, and Luke, a devout Christian.  When an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s conservative family and friends for support.

Tickets for Next Fall are on sale now.  Base ticket prices range from $15 – $95 and are available online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202.  All performances of Next Fall will be held at the Kalita Humphreys Theater located at 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., where it runs April 13 – May 6.  Preview performances are April 13 – April 19.  Opening night is Friday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. Performance times are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; and select Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.  The Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) performance of Next Fall will be Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. PWYC tickets will be available online the week of the performance at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and at the Kalita Humphreys Theater Box Office beginning Friday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can allows patrons to purchase ANY seat in the house for ANY amount they choose.  For as little as a penny, theatergoers can see world-class live theater created by Dallas Theater Center for North Texas residents.

DTC thanks the production sponsors for their generous support of Next Fall.  The Executive Producing Partner is e-Rewards, Inc.  The Associate Producing Partner is Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

Dallas Theater CenterAnnounces Cast and Design Team of God of Carnage

Written by Yasmina Reza • Translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Joel Ferrell

Kalita Humphreys Theater  •  3636 Turtle Creek Blvd

Previews: May 11 – May 17, 2012  •  Full Run: May 11 – June 17, 2012

Opening Night: Fri., May 18, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: (214) 880-0202 or www.DallasTheaterCenter.org

Single Tickets On Sale Now

DALLAS (Wednesday, February 22, 2012) – Dallas Theater Center announced today the cast and design team of God of Carnage, which runs at the Kalita Humphreys Theater May 11 – June 17.

DTC Brierley Resident Acting Company members Hassan El-Amin, Matthew Gray, Sally Nystuen Vahle and Christina Vela will star as two sets of parents who get together to discuss their sons’ little playground dust-up.  El-Amin (Uncle Henry and The Wiz in The Wiz; Northumberland in Henry IV) and Vela (Mistress Quickly in Henry IV; Helen in Fat Pig) will play Michael and Veronica Novak.  Gray (Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird; Son in Dividing the Estate) and Vahle (Miss Maudie in To Kill a Mockingbird; Fraulein Kost in Cabaret)  will play Alan and Annette Raleigh.

DTC Associate Artist Joel Ferrell will direct God of Carnage, by award-winning playwright Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton.  Scenic designer John Arnone will return to DTC for the third time this season, following designs for Tigers Be Still and Next Fall.  Also returning this season after working on Next Fall are costume designer Thomas Charles LeGalley, sound designer Bruce Richardson and lighting designer Natalie Robin.

God of Carnage won three Tony Awards in 2009 – Best Play, Best Leading Actress in a Play and Best Direction of a Play – and was turned into a movie titled Carnage, directed by Roman Polanski.  After the Novak’s and the Raliegh’s 11-year-old sons get into a little playground fight, the parents meet to discuss the matter as civil adults.  As the conversation continues, irrational behavior and immature arguments take over.

Tickets for God of Carnage are on sale now.  Base ticket prices range from $15 – $115 and are available online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202.  All performances of God of Carnage will be held at the Kalita Humphreys Theater located at 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., where it runs May 11 – June 17.  Preview performances are May 11 – May 17.  Opening night is Friday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m. Performance times are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m., except Sunday, May 20.  The Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) performance of God of Carnage will be Friday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. PWYC tickets will be available online the week of the performance at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and at the Kalita Humphreys Theater Box Office beginning Friday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can allows patrons to purchase ANY seat in the house for ANY amount they choose.  For as little as a penny, theatergoers can see world-class live theater created by Dallas Theater Center for North Texas residents.