DTC Launches DTC Book Club with OEDIPUS EL REY Today

Dallas Theater Center announced today a new program for the 2013-14 season, DTC Book Club hosted by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. DTC Book Club events are scheduled to take place with productions of Oedipus el Rey, The Fortress of Solitude, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure and LES MISERABLES. DTC Book Club registration is open now on www.dallastheatercenter.org/bookclub.php.

DTC Book Club is designed for everybody who enjoys big ideas and is interested in exploring great literature with people from around North Texas. Book Club participants will read four literary masterpieces that serve as inspiration for plays in DTC's current season. Each Book Club meeting will focus on one of the books and its stimulating ideas. Then, after seeing the play, Book Club members will reconvene to participate in a follow-up discussion about how the production impacted their previous understanding of the book. Members will enjoy a glass of wine and a scintillating conversation with friends, moderated by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty.

"The Book Club will be a fun and intellectually stimulating way for DTC audience members to join together in a series of conversations about great literature and great theater, while enjoying a glass of wine and the engaging company of interesting people," said Moriarty.

The Book Club will read: Oedipus the King by Sophocles, translated by David Greene; The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem; "A Scandal in Bohemia" from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; and LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo, translated by Norman Denny.

Registration for DTC Book Club is open now on www.dallastheatercenter.org/bookclub.php. Participation is $250 and members must be present at all 8 Tuesday sessions. DTC Book Club registration fee includes books and wine. Tickets to performances are not included. Complete details about the program are available online.

ABOUT Dallas Theater Center: One of the leading regional theaters in the country, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 120,000 North Texas residents annually. Founded in 1959, DTC is now a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its Mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus and Rem Koolhaas and at its original home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater, the only freestanding theater designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Heather M. Kitchen, DTC produces a seven-play subscription series of classics, musicals and new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; extensive education programs, including Project Discovery, SummerStage and partnerships with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; and community outreach efforts including leading the DFW Foote Festival and recent collaborations with the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Public Library, Dallas Holocaust Museum, North Texas Food Bank, Dallas Opera, and Dallas Black Dance Theater. Throughout its history, DTC has produced many new works, including The Texas Trilogy by Preston Jones in 1978, Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men, adapted by Adrian Hall, in 1986, and recent premieres of FLY by Rajiv Joseph, Bill Sherman and Kirstin Childs; Fly by Night by Kim Rosenstock, Michael Mitnick and Will Connolly; Giant by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson; The Trinity River Plays by ReGina Taylor; the revised It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams; Give It Up! (now titled Lysistrata Jones and recently on Broadway) by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn; Sarah, Plain and Tall by Julia Jordan, Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin; and The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson.

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