Whittier College News Release
For Immediate Release - October 29, 1999
Reading of "Lily Dale," a play by Horton Foote
"Lily Dale," the third in the series of nine plays to be read by professional actors, finds Horace Robedaux-the main character in the play-suffering a nervous breakdown after being rejected for the second time by his mother and sister.
Never before performed as a whole, the cycle is being produced as a series of staged readings, featuring such notable names as 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), among others.
"Lily Dale" will be followed by 6 more plays, starting in December. The series will culminate in the summer of 2000 with a world-premiere production of Foote's The Day Emily Married.
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