Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - October 14, 1999
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Reading of Convicts, by Horton Foote

WHAT: Reading of Convicts, by Horton Foote

WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, at 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier

COST: $10

ADD: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Horton Foote, is best known for his Academy Award-winning screenplays To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. But Foote's most monumental work is little known to most audiences. The Orphans' Home Cycle is an epic, nine-play saga and a moral and social history of small-town America, spanning almost 30 years. Convicts, the second play to be read in the series, will be followed with 7 plays to be read in the same number of months.

Never before performed as a whole, the cycle is being produced as a series of staged readings, starring-among others-Peri Gilpin (Frasier), Shirley Knight (Broadway production of Foote's The Young Man From Atlanta), Dan Butler (Frasier), Hallie Foote (Foote's daughter and Obie Award-winner for Foote's The Roads Home), and Cameron Watson (Frasier).

This series will culminate in the summer of 2000 with a world-premiere production of Foote's The Day Emily Married.

INFORMATION: (562) 907-4203

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