The Dallas Theater Center welcomes back director Liesl Tommy for a run of the universally adored Les Misérables. The last time Tommy was at the helm here in Dallas, it was for a far different production—Tracey Scott Wilson's The Good Negro back in 2009. Set during the French Revolution, the historically-nuanced tale revolves around the themes of redemption, love, and loyalty. There’s a lot of plot, but the main story follows convict Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing a loaf of bread and sentenced to 19 years in prison. He’s pretty bitter about it, so much so that after he’s finally released, he steals silver candlesticks from the friendly bishop who takes him in and snatches pocket change from a young chimney sweep. But when the bishop shows him unexpected mercy, he’s inspired to become an honest man and help others. Ultimately, however, Valjean finds that he cannot escape his dark past.