(DALLAS, TX) – Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) is honored to present the final production of Cry Havoc Theater Company. ENDLINGS, running February 12 – February 19, at DCT, is a powerful play that challenges all of us to think about the world we are leaving to the young people. Over the past nine years, Cry Havoc has been celebrated for putting young artists in the lead as creators and actors of bold art that disrupts expectations and shakes up old, entrenched conversations.



An endling (noun) is defined as “an individual living thing that is the last survivor of its species or subspecies and whose death consequently means the extinction of that species or subspecies.” It is a fitting symbol for this show originally developed during the early days of the pandemic. Originally presented as an audio-play during the COVID shutdown, the script is being updated and adapted for in-person performances at DCT.


ENDLINGS explores topics including climate change, social justice, grief, art, and much more with frank, youthful honesty. First–person interviews with individuals who are living on the front lines of climate change are juxtaposed with conversations among the teens of Cry Havoc to create a mind–shifting, thought–provoking, must–see theater piece that serves as a powerful conduit for community dialogue around issues that matter to all of us. Post–show conversations with the teen actors – who talk about their experience with this subject matter – will follow every performance.


“We have always been impressed with Cry Havoc’s commitment to teens and storytelling from their perspective,” says Nancy Schaeffer, DCT artistic director. “We’re thrilled to be able to work with them to make this bold, thoughtful, and honest final presentation possible.”


“I am immensely proud of the work we have gifted to the community over the last nine years,” says Mara Richards Bim, director and founder of Cry Havoc. “We have exceeded all hopes and expectations, have opened minds and hearts in Dallas and beyond, and have raised the bar nationally for what youth theater can look like. As we know, to everything, there is a season. It has been a very meaningful season,” says Bim.


Bim concludes, “Whether you’ve followed us for years or are just joining us for our final production, we thank you for being a part of our journey.”


Tickets are $20 per person and are now on sale at dct.org/plays.


Cry Havoc Theater Company’s


Written & Directed by Mara Richards Bim

Developed with the teens of Cry Havoc

February 12 – February 19, 2023

Recommended for ages 12 and up



Beatrice Bond – Student, Mary Annaise Heglar

Campbell Smith – Student, Meade Krosby

Ella Edmondson – Student, Katherine Wilkinson, Jennifer Atkinson

Jack Freedman – Student, Ben Sandifer, Mark Mandica

Landry Poore – Student, Rania Batrice

Phoenix Clasby – Student, Bill Holston, Renee Lertzman

Tai Walker – Student, Amelia Marchand

Wynter Suber – Student, Dr. Dan Wildcat


Production Team:

Director – Mara Richards Bim

Choreographer – Emily Bernet

Scenic/Video Designer – Natalie Rose Mabry

Lighting Designer – Vinchenzo Locascio

Props Designer – Sally Fiorello

Sound Designer- Marco Salinas

Costume Designer – Raven Lanuza-Brown

Stage Manager – Alaina Galasso

Acting Coach – Lisa Cotie

Movement Director – Emily Ernst

Production Manager – Janel Villatoro

Technical Director – Josh Smith

Staff Carpenter – Marily Gonzalez

Master Electrician – Vinchenzo Locascio

Resident Master Electrician – Troy Carrico

Sound Engineer – Brian Christensen


*Denotes member of Actors Equity Association.


Performance Dates and Times:

February 12 – February 19, 2023


February 12, 2023 1:30PM

February 17, 2023 7:30PM

February 18, 2023 1:30PM

February 18, 2023 7:30PM

February 19, 2023 1:30PM


Ticket Prices:

$20 for single tickets. Prices subject to change. Call the Box Office for details, 214-740-0051. General tickets are available online at dct.org


Weekday Student Matinee shows also available Tuesday, February 14 and 16 at 10:30AM. Call Dallas Children’s Theater at 214-978-0120 or visit dct.org/fieldtrips


Photo credit: Karen Almond


Photo Models: Teens of Cry Havoc


The title sponsor for this production is the Melinda and Jim Johnson Family. Special thanks also to the following Cry Havoc production supporters:  The Moody Fund for the Arts, The Harold Simmons Foundation, and Texas Commission on the Arts.


2022-23 DCT Season Sponsors are: Texas Instruments, City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, March Family Foundation, The Carlson Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, TACA, The Rosewood Corporation, and the Melinda and Jim Johnson Family. General Sponsors include: The Hearst Foundations, The Holloway Family Foundation, The M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation, The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation, Inc., Sharron Hunt, Lara and Stephen Harrison, Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, and TXU Energy. Additional support is provided by: Dallas Tourism and Public Improvement District, Joan Becker, Capital for Kids, Texas Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts, The Koz Foundation, Stephen M. Seay Foundation, Margot B. Perot, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, Central Market, Laurie Sands Harrison, Lisa K. Simmons, and Green Mountain Energy, DCT’s official renewable energy partner. Sensory-Friendly Sponsors include: Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust, Chi Omega 2022 Christmas Market, and Crawley Family Foundation. Building Fund supported by: The Carlson Foundation, The March Family Foundation, Laurie Sands Harrison, The Rosewood Corporation, Anonymous Family, Elizabeth & Bart Showalter, Karen & Ken Travis, The Hersh Foundation, and Everett & Becky Spaeth.


Dallas Children’s Theater

Rosewood Center for Family Arts

5938 Skillman Street

Dallas, Texas 75231


About Dallas Children’s Theater

Dallas Children’s Theater features professional actors performing for an annual audience of 250,000 young people and their families through mainstage productions and an arts-in-education program. As the only major organization in Dallas focusing solely on youth and family theater, DCT builds bridges of understanding between generations and cultures, instilling an early appreciation of literature, art, and the performing arts in tomorrow’s artists and patrons.


About Cry Havoc Theater Company

Founded in Dallas in 2014 by Mara Richards Bim, Cry Havoc Theater Company quickly earned a national reputation for creating challenging work with teens. In 2018, Cry Havoc was awarded Theatre for Young Audiences/USA’s National Community Impact Award, presented at the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices Festival. That same year, the company’s production ofBabelalso received two Forum Awards including best new play. In 2019, Cry Havoc was named “Best Thing to Happen to Local Theater” by D Magazine and the company received three D-FW Theater Critics Forum Awards for their production ofCrossing the Lineincluding Best New Play or Musical, Best Performance by an Ensemble, and Best Directors (Mara Richards Bim and Tim Johnson). In 2020, KERA and NPR released a five-episode podcast about the company’s 2018 production ofBabel. In September 2021, Cry Havoc’s founder was named to D Magazine’s list of “Women Changing the Face of Dallas.” The company recently announced that it will close its doors in March 2023.

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