Buckley and Feldshuh to Serve Arsenic and Old Lace at Dallas Theater Center; Season Announced

News   Buckley and Feldshuh to Serve Arsenic and Old Lace at Dallas Theater Center; Season Announced The Dallas Theater Center will stage the world premiere of Regina Taylor's Rain, Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate, and the classic Arsenic and Old Lace — starring Broadway veterans Betty Buckley and Tovah Feldshuh — as part if its 2010-2011 season.

Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh

DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty will open the season with his production of Shakespeare's Henry IV, running Sept. 1-Oct. 10. Randy Moore will appear as Falstaff.

Ethan McSweeny (Gore Vidal's The Best Man) will stage the premiere of Taylor's Rain Nov. 5-Dec. 5. The production will later play Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The comic drama centers on a grown woman who makes the journey home to Dallas to celebrate her mother's birthday, only to find that her safe childhood haven is changing.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Richard Hellesen, with music by David de Berry and direction by Matthew Gray, will run Nov. 26-Dec. 24.

Following will be Joseph Kesselring's classic comedy about murder and elderberry wine, Arsenic and Old Lace, Feb. 4-March 13, 2011. Tony Award winner Buckley (Cats, Sunset Boulevard) and four-time Tony nominee Feldshuh (Golda's Balcony, Irena's Vow) will star as the murderous Brewster sisters. Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Godspell) will direct.

Joe Ferrell will stage Foote's Dividing the Estate March 11-April 9, 2011. Recently seen on Broadway, the play centers on a Texas family squabbling over the future of their land. The work will be presented as part of the citywide Horton Foote Festival. The John Kander and Fred Ebb musical Cabaret, directed and choreographed by Ferrell, will run April 22-May 22, 2011. DTC promises to transform the Wyly Theatre into the Kit Kat Klub for an immersive experience.

The Tony-winning musical The Wiz will be staged by Moriarty July 8-Aug. 14, 2011. The Dallas Black Dance Theatre co-presents the soulful take on "The Wizard of Oz," that has a book by William F. Brown, with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls.

As previously reported, the Dallas Theater Center's 2011-2012 season will feature the Michael John LaChiusa-Sybille Pearson musical Giant in a co-production with the Public Theater.

Season subscriptions begin sale May 1. For tickets, phone (214) 880-0202 or visit DallasTheaterCenter. The Dallas Theater Center is located at 2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX.

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