Horton Foote's Orphans' Home Cycle Extends at Signature Through May 8
Set in the playwright's fictitious town of Harrison, Texas, the cycle, which consists of nine one-act plays, is based partly on the childhood of Foote's father and the courtship and marriage of his parents. It begins with a father's death in a small-Texas town at the turn of the century, a loss that sends his son, Horace Robedaux, on an odyssey through the darkest corners of the heart as he learns to become a husband, father, and patriarch.
Each part of the three part cycle is staged individually as well as in repertory and one-day marathons. Audiences may choose to see the individual parts or the entire trilogy. The extension includes the addition of two more marathon performances.
The ensemble features Devon Abner, Mike Boland, Pat Bowie, Leon Addison Brown, James DeMarse, Hallie Foote, Justin Fuller, Jasmine Amii Harrison, Bill Heck, Henry Hodges, Annalee Jefferies, Virginia Kull, Maggie Lacey, Gilbert Owuor, Jenny Dare Paulin, Pamela Payton-Wright, Bryce Pinkham, Stephen Plunkett, Emily Robinson, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Dylan Riley Snyder and Charles Turner.
The creative team includes Jeff Cowie and David Barber (set), David Woolard (costumes), Rui Rita (lighting), John Gromada (original music and sound), Peter Pucci (choreography), Ralph Zito (voice/dialect coach), and Mark Olson (fight director).signaturetheatre.org.