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The Merit System

Written by Edwin Sanchez
Directed by Claudia Acosta

A comedic exploration of class and the cost of assimilation within the Nuyorican community, this delicious period piece is set in the late 70s and centers around a young man working his way up the social ladder and an unlikely friendship that grounds him and brings him back to his roots.

Dates & Times

October 29 & 30, November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13


The Latino Cultural Center
Black Box Theater
2800 Live Oak St.
Dallas, TX 75204

Production will be presented inside, with limited capacity. Masks will be required during performances.


Tickets are available on a sliding scale, empowering attendees to contribute what is feasible within the range of $15-25

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Teatro Dallas is dedicated to providing a safe, clean, and comfortable experience for the wellbeing of our audiences and artists. We will ask all patrons to follow the following health and safety measures:

CDC-approved masks, covering the mouth and nose, are required at all times during the performance and inside the LCC building. If patrons stop wearing their mask during a performance, they may be reminded to do so. A refusal of not wearing a mask may result in the patron being asked to leave. Masks are not required in the courtyard.

Physical distancing is recommended and audiences will be seated in isolated pods of four or less. All shows will have limited capacity.

Please do not attend if you are sick, displaying symptoms of being ill, or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19. If you become ill after purchasing a ticket, your ticket will be valid for a future date or you may be eligible for a refund. Please contact TD staff.