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A Coffin in Egypt, a story rich with regional imagery of Horton Foote, the legendary Texas playwright and author, tells of 90-year-old grand dame Myrtle Bledsoe (von Stade), who has outlived her husband, her daughters and virtually everyone else in Egypt, Texas. But in the last stage of her life, she can't outlive the truth and an intimate afternoon conversation triggers a searing examination of the past — a haunting tale of memory and murder, racism and recrimination — in this tour-de-force written for von Stade.

A Coffin in Egypt is a World Premiere production in association with Houston Grand Opera and Opera Philadelphia.

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