Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of CLARKSTON this winter. Written by 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellow Samuel D. Hunter, one of the most provocative new voices in American theater, and directed by Davis McCallum, CLARKSTON runs now through Sunday, January 31. Watch highlights from the production below!
CLARKSTON transforms the Wyly Theatre's intimate Studio Theatre into a Costco-the heart of the New American West. Steps away from the Lewis and Clark trail, the lives of Chris, a fledgling writer, and Jake, a descendant ofWilliam Clark, intersect as they stock televisions and cheese puffs. In a story leavened with humor and compassion, these two young men move toward an uncertain and unpredictable future, realizing that sometimes the most important journey you can take is the one between two people. CLARKSTON is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
The playwright and director duo of McCallum and Hunter have collaborated on six productions of five plays, including The Whale and A Bright New Boise.
Making their DTC debut is Taylor Trensch (pictured, right; Broadway's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Matilda the Musical, Wicked) as Jake, Sam Lilja (Shakespeare Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale) as Chris, and Heidi Armbruster (Broadway's Time Stands Still, Film/TV: The Blacklist, House of Cards, 30 Rock) as Trisha.
Transforming the Studio Theatre into the small town of Lewiston, Idaho is set designer Drew Boyce (Sense and Sensibility) alongside sound designer Stowe Nelson and lighting designer Eric Southern. Jessica Pabst (Fortress of Solitude, Broadway's The Heidi Chronicles) will be designing costumes. Seating will be General Admission.