Dying City: Powerful Two Actor Drama at Addison Theatre Center
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What do you do if your wife catches you kissing another woman? You tell your her that you're an FBI agent -- and that it was all in the line of duty! (Of course, you may end up with actual spies and FBI agents chasing you in the process...) Originally presented at The Martin Beck Theatre in New York City in 1958, Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? is a classic farce full of mistaken identities and outrageous plot twists, ratcheting up the laughs and complications until all's straightened out in the play's hilarious finish. A hit on Broadway over half a century ago, Norman Krasna's fast-paced comedy of errors was adapted into a popular 1960 movie starring Tony Curtis, Dean Martin and Janet Leigh. Learn More
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This gripping and powerful drama tells the story of Kelly, a young therapist whose husband died in Iraq, and his twin brother who unexpectedly shows up at her doorstep one year later. __
Dying City__ marks the directorial debut of Dallas Theater Center’s Brierley Resident Acting Company member Lee Trull. Lee previously starred in STT’s award winning and critically acclaimed production of Scapino. He also serves as an artistic consultant for STT.
“Second Thought Theatre is among the most exciting and provocative theater companies in Dallas,” says Trull. “They are producing top notch, high quality work and I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to direct such an exciting play with this incredible cast.”
__Dying City __will star STT Ensemble Member Rhett Henckel (STT’s Earth and Sky) in the dual role of twin brothers Craig and Peter. Making her STT debut is Grace Heid in the role of Kelly.
“Rhett Henckel and Grace Heid are fresh faces in the Dallas theatre community. And although many will know Lee’s work as a playwright and actor, audiences will get to see a new side of Lee as an artist with this show,” says STT Co-Artistic Director Chris LaBove. “This has been a pivotal year for Second Thought Theatre and Dying City is the perfect play to finish out our season on the right note.”
Christopher Shinn received the 2005 Obie Award in playwrighting and a Robert Chelsey Award in 2002. Dying City had its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2006 and played at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater in 2007.
About the Ticket Supplier: Second Thought Theatre
Second Thought Theatre seeks to capture the moment of creation between artist and audience. Dedicated to ensemble productions that explore challenging and dramatic works from the canon of theatrical literature, we strive to enlighten and entertain our audience by pushing the boundaries of human thought and emotion. Old works done in new ways, new works done in old ways. Everything is possible when you take a second thought.