Dallas Theater Center Announces Cast and Design Team of NEXT FALL


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.

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


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