The Dallas Theater Center will host the world premiere of a moving, powerful new work by Dallas playwright Regina Taylor. The Trinity River Plays is a moving exploration of family, loyalty and betrayal that is warm and laced with humor. The Trinity River Plays will play at the Wyly Theater from November 5 to December 5, 2010 at the AT & T Performing Arts Center.
The Trinity River Plays is comprised of three separate plays – Jar Fly, Rain and Ghost(story) – all set in Oak Cliff. The plays follow Iris Sparks’ journey from teenage innocence to the sometimes harsh realities of adulthood. In Jarfly, a young Iris discovers that not everybody is worthy of her trust, including some family members. She keeps these struggles to herself but finds them resurfacing when she returns to her some twenty years later in Rain. During her search for solace at her mother’s home in Ghost(story), Iris is faced with the impact of a startling announcement from her mother.
Fiercely independent Iris has made a successful life for herself as a journalist in New York City, but when her marriage fails, she begins to unravel. In search of solace, Iris returns to her mother’s home in Dallas’ South Oak Cliff. But her homecoming proves more confounding than consoling when her mother makes a shocking announcement. As long-buried family secrets come to light, Iris must face her past and make some difficult decisions about the future.
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A Conversation with Regina Taylor
Moderated by Kevin Moriarty
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Dallas Museum of Art • Horchow Auditorium
Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to the writer of The Trinity River Plays, Oak Cliff native and SMU graduate Regina Taylor. Taylor is an accomplished film and television actress and award-winning playwright (Crowns). She will chat with Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty about her career as an actor, writer and director. A question & answer session with the audience will follow. Admission to this event is free.