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Lights Dim For Dallas Theater Great Jac Alder 8

Following an old Broadway tradition of silently marking the passing of eminent stage artists, on Friday, May 29, several performance venues in Dallas’ Arts District — including the Wyly Theatre and the Winspear Opera House — dimmed their lights for three minutes at 7 p.m. in honor of Jac Alder, co-founder and executive director of Theatre Three. Alder died May 22, age 80. Alder was one of the longest-serving — if not the longest-serving — founders of any professional American resident theater.

We captured the Winspear chandelier going dark. A memorial celebration for Alder is set for July 13th in the City Performance Hall.