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DALLAS - Dallas Theater Center (DTC) is thrilled to offer Dallas' dedicated essential workers complimentary tickets to their upcoming shows! Cake Ladies and Tiny Beautiful Things will run in repertory beginning September 8 at the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre.

Educators, healthcare workers, first responders, and military/veterans are eligible to receive complimentary tickets during the entire run of both shows which run through October 16. Each guest will need to call the box office to reserve their tickets and present a form of identification upon arriving at the theater. DTC staff say they are proud to give back to the people who have given so much.

"As the husband of a 4th grade teacher, I am well aware of the stress this pandemic has placed not only on educators, but medical professionals, fire and police officers, and our military. As a small way to show our admiration and to say thank you, we have made this offer available to these brave individuals for the beginning of our new season of plays," said Jeff Woodward, Managing Director, DTC.

This isn't the first time DTC has honored essential workers. During their production of Working, essential workers were offered discounted tickets and early entry to the show in order to get priority seating.

"Dallas Theater Center thrives in community engagement and what better way than to offer an hour and a half of escape and laughter to those who work so hard keeping our Dallas family safe and healthy. There will never be enough 'thank-yous' for the essential workers who kept, and continue to keep the Dallas community safe through the pandemic," said Theresa Zicolello, General Manager and COVID-19 Compliance Officer, DTC.

Dallas Theater Center will offer social distance seating during their first three live productions. Guests are welcome to select the option of being placed in the social distance section during the checkout process when purchasing tickets online. Concessions will not be served. Select performances will also forgo intermission to allow additional comfortability for guests. To view DTC's COVID-19 Guest Policy, please visit

Essential workers should call the Box Office at (214) 522-8499 to reserve their seats. Tickets will be held at the box office. Cake Ladies is running in repertory with Tiny Beautiful Things in the Wyly Theatre. The productions run from September 8 - October 16. For more information, visit

ABOUT Dallas Theater Center:

One of the leading regional theaters in the country and the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 100,000 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. Dallas Theater Center is one of only two theaters in Texas that is a member of the League of Resident Theatres, the largest and most prestigious non-profit professional theater association in the country. Under the leadership of Enloe/Rose Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Jeffrey Woodward, Dallas Theater Center produces a year-round subscription series of classics, musicals, and new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; extensive education programs, including the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award-winning Project Discovery, a partnership with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts; and many community collaborations. In 2017, in collaboration with Ignite/Arts Dallas at SMU Meadows School of the Arts and the AT&T Performing Arts Center, DTC launched Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and community members, culminating in an annual production featuring more than 200 Dallas citizens performing a large scale theatrical production. Throughout its history, Dallas Theater Center 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 Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew; Stagger Lee by Will Power; Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn; Bella: An American Tall Tale by Kirsten Childs; Penny Candy by Jonathan Norton; Clarkston by Samuel D. Hunter and Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical by Robert Horn, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. Dallas Theater Center gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors: Texas Instruments and Texas Instruments Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, American Airlines, City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, Lexus, TACA, and Texas Commission on the Arts.

Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: At Dallas Theater Center, all are welcome. We want to be the best place to work and see theater, and to be a positive and transformational force in Dallas and beyond. We stand-up for equity, diversity, and inclusion across our company and community. As a leading national theater, we recognize that building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment is central to our relevance and sustainability in the community we serve and love. We acknowledge the land upon which this production was filmed as the ancestral home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Caddo, Wichita, Tawakoni and Kiikaapoi, as well as the tribes that may have lived here and roamed the area including Comanche, Kiowa and Apache and those indigenous people whose names we don't know anymore. We honor, revere and respect those who were stewards of this land long before we made it our home. We also acknowledge the neighborhood we inhabit as one of the original Freedman's towns of Dallas built by those who were enslaved by European colonization.

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