Off Broadway On Flora

Space aliens, Nazi hunters, and giant balloons invade Dallas for new theater season

Space aliens and giant balloons invade Dallas for new theater season

The Intergalactic Nemesis
A sequel to The Intergalactic Nemesis is part of the 2017 season. Photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center

The quirkier cousin to AT&T Performing Arts Center's Broadway Series is back: Off Broadway On Flora 2017 will explore relationships "the way all excellent theater should," says ATTPAC president and CEO Doug Curtis. 

Introduced in 2014, the series strives to bring "adventurous, humorous, thought-provoking, and challenging touring productions, many of which have enjoyed sold-out success off Broadway and elsewhere," to Dallas. Unlike previous years, where ATTPAC used a variety of venues ranging from Dallas City Performance Hall to Life in Deep Ellum, all shows this season will be performed in the Wyly Theatre.

The four-show Off Broadway On Flora season begins in March with Robot Planet Rising: An Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel. This is the sequel to last season's The Intergalactic Nemesis, Target Earth, which featured three actors, a Foley artist, and a pianist telling the sci-fi story while more than 1,200 full-color comic book panels were displayed behind them. It will run March 23-25.

April 5-8, the series continues with the based-on-a-true-story Wiesenthal​, presented in association with the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Nicknamed "the Jewish James Bond," Simon Wiesenthal he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. 

600 Highwaymen, the name for theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone, brings The Fever April 25-30. Get ready for audience participation, as this promises to be "performed in complete collaboration with the audience." 

The season culminates with Air Play May 25-27. It's a circus-style adventure with flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen.

There are also two add-ons, both solo shows: One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes plays March 18 and Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer on April 15.

New this year is the flexible season ticket format, allowing patrons to choose the exact date and time they prefer to see each of the four shows. Season tickets start at $27 for the four-show package, with each of the add-on shows beginning at $27. Tickets may be purchased online at www.attpac.org/offbroadway, by telephone at 214-880-0202, or in person at the box office at 2403 Flora St.