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Photo Flash: First Look at BREAD at WaterTower Theatre

Bread is nourishment. Bread is legacy. Bread is life itself. And bread is money. This world premiere by award-winning Dallas-born actress and playwright Regina Taylor weaves a compelling family drama of hopes, fears, thwarted dreams, and dark secrets against a turbulent backdrop of racial tension and social upheaval. It is early 2017; a time of change. James and Ruth are a middle class couple from Oak Cliff, a historic south Dallas neighborhood on the verge of gentrification. They plan a bright future for their teenage son and his soon-to-be-born brother. But when James' brother Jeb returns home, buried family tensions resurface and the past casts a troubling shadow across an uncertain future. Taylor's stirring, timely story of identity and family asks: How can we prepare the next generation for what's to come?

Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists. Led by Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Nicholas Even, it is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, DFW Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 24,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. WaterTower Theatre relies on its ticket income and generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations to produce world-class live professional theatre and to offer community engagement and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Town of Addison, Communities Foundation of Texas, Edgerton Foundation, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Shubert Foundation. WaterTower Theatre is supported, in part, through the generosity of its Producers Circle, including civic, corporate, and foundation donors AMLI Residential, Atmos Energy, FASTSIGNS Carrollton, Frost Bank, Liberty Capital Bank, Mary Kay Inc., Pinnacle Family of Companies, The Civic League, Slalom, Veritex Community Bank, Whole Foods, and individual donors Andrew Brimmer, The Canterbury Family, Don and Barbara Daseke, The Bob Downs Family, Holly and Tom Mayer, Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Kathy Messina and Gary Goodwin, Janiece and Jimmy Niemann, Karol Omlor, The Paulos Foundation, Andrea and Keith Redmon Paul and Norma Schultz, Lisa K. Simmons and Deborah and Craig Sutton.

Photos by Evan Michael Woods

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Photo Flash: First Look at BREAD at WaterTower Theatre
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Photo Flash: First Look at BREAD at WaterTower Theatre
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Photo Flash: First Look at BREAD at WaterTower Theatre
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Photo Flash: First Look at BREAD at WaterTower Theatre
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