2018 Season

Hillary and Clinton
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Lee Trull
She was destined for this. She had prepared her entire life for this. And yet, one fateful New Hampshire evening
in January 2008, she sees it all beginning to slip through her fingers. Exhausted but not yet discouraged, with
spirits, funds, and poll numbers all on the decline, the woman who would be president finds herself questioning,
for the first time, whether her dream will ever become her reality. Director Lee Trull (Belleville) returns for
Hillary and Clinton, “a work of total fiction” about a woman named Hillary, a man named Bill, and the distance
between who we are and who we’re meant to be.

 

Empathitrax
By Ana Nogueira
Directed by Carson McCain
What if repairing a broken relationship was as easy as taking a pill? For one couple, a new drug that allows
them to experience exactly what the other is feeling could be their miracle cure. However, complications arise
when medical advice is ignored, secrets are revealed, and one person’s struggle with depression threatens to
consume two people. Directed by Carson McCain (The Great God Pan) and featuring STT artists Jenny Ledel
and Drew Wall, Empathitrax is a compassionate, humorous, and unflinchingly honest portrait of a relationship
that dares to test the limits of intimacy.

 

Enemies/People
Written and directed by Blake Hackler
Loosely adapted from An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
Tom, an intrepid urban planner, suspects that a new city-sponsored hot springs project may be more dangerous
than the local government is willing to admit. But when Tom speaks out against the project, he is met with
resistance from several unexpected sources. The divide between right and wrong proves to be anything but
black and white, and Tom finds himself risking everything for a town that doesn’t seem to want his help.
Second Thought continues its commitment to local playwrights with this thrilling world premiere play, written
and directed by Blake Hackler (The Necessities). Loosely adapted from Ibsen’s classic political drama, An
Enemy of the People, and starring STT Artistic Director Alex Organ, Enemies/People is a timely world-
premiere about the search for truth in the age of alternative facts.

 

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.
By Alice Birch
Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene
To be a woman in the twenty-first century is to experience – and to embody – a world of contradictions. To
express them all in one play is impossible. But, we’re going to do it anyway! Work, relationships, family, sex,
and power intersect as one daring group of actors turns everything you thought you knew directly on its head.
Language is inverted, bodies are distorted, men are banished, and nothing is sacred in a bold, provocative,
riotous play like nothing Dallas has ever seen before. Helmed by Tiffany Nichole Greene, making her STT
directorial debut, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is nothing short of revolutionary.