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Mar 4 - Apr 3, 2022

By Colman Domingo

Bay Area Premiere

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The Shealys are barely holding it together in this touching and offbeat dramedy. Matriarch Dotty is struggling to hold onto her memory, eldest daughter Shelly is looking for an escape route, golden child Donnie and his husband are constantly bickering, and the baby of the family, Averie, has gone from viral sensation to a discount store cashier. Back in their West Philly home for the holidays, one thing’s for sure: the only way they’re getting through this is together. Now being adapted for television as West Philly, Baby on AMC Networks, Dot is a loving look at the ties that bind - and drive us crazy.


By Colman Domingo

Directed by ShawnJ West

Bay Area Premiere

Mar 4 - Apr 3, 2022


Just announced! 

In light of the continued attacks in Ukraine, ticket proceeds for the March 31st performance will be donated to Refugees International to help refugees in not only Ukraine, but also Myanmar, the Horn of Africa, Syria and other areas where those have been forced to flee their homes.



Dot cast includes Greg Ayers (Adam), Kim Donovan (Jackie), Lore Gonzales (Fidel), Juanita Harris (Dotty), Marcus J. Paige (Donnie), Kimberly Ridgeway (Shelly), and Brittany Nicole Sims (Averie)


NCTC is proud to partner with these organizations on this production.






All guests must present valid photo ID and proof of full vaccination (including booster shot). Face coverings will also be required in the theatre space. Find our most up-to-date health and safety policies here.


These performances will have limited capacity seating in the Decker Theatre and we are happy to be reopening Mason's Bar for this show.  Our theatre uses hospital grade hydroxyl generators that sanitize air and surfaces and run throughout the space before and after performances. Our ventilation system exceeds approved ACH (air change per-hour) standards and our air filtering exceeds approved MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) standards.



"Uproariously funny” - The New York Times


“Vibrant and outrageous” - The Huffington Post


“Fearless mix of bone-dry humor and warp-speed emotional shifts” - Entertainment Weekly


“Touching and hilarious” - Arts ATL

“Full of laughter and heartbreak” - TheaterMania




Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show for A Boy and His Soul

GLAAD Media Award for Best Production in New York, Broadway and Off-Broadway for A Boy and His Soul

Drama League Award Nomination for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical for SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical




Season Producers: Norman Abramson, Michael Golden & Michael Levy, Robert Holgate, Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker

Executive Producers: Alan Mattacola, Charles Matteson & Oakley Stephens, Frank Yellin & Mark Showalter

Producers: Maurice Kelly & Eric Jansen

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