Theatre Three’s Jac Alder Dead at 80

Alder led the Dallas theater company for more than 50 years.

Jac Alder, the executive producer-director and co-founder of Theatre Three and a driving force in Dallas theater for more than 50 years, died Friday of respiratory failure. He was 80.

Plans for a celebration of Alder’s life are in the works, according to Theatre Three’s Facebook page and a report in the Dallas Morning News

The company’s ongoing show, The Liarwill continue this weekend.

We wrote about Alder’s accidental journey into a life in the theater in this 2011 profile.

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