Jim Epperson directs reader's theatre: 'An Evening of Horton Foote'
Lee Street Theatre is creating the formula for dramatic success: 9 actors + 5 stools + 5 reading stands + 2 one-act plays + 1 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright = An Evening of Horton Foote.
Lee Street Theatre’s next theatrical offering, this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., features a readers theatre presentation of two one-act plays by award winning playwright Horton Foote.
Readers theatre is often called “theatre of the mind.” Presented in a minimalist form, the production creates the action of the production in the minds of the audience when actors use their strong interpretive skills while seated on stools, their scripts before them on stands.
Actors featured in “Blind Date” are Mary Ann McCubbin, Shawn Van Wallendael, Kelly Flick and Brian Romans, while “The Man Who Climbed Pecan Trees” has Lou Murphy, Dayna Anderson, Gary Thornburg, Jamison Middlemiss and David Cline as its performers.
Winner of two Oscars for screenwriting with “Tender Mercies” and “To Kill A Mockingbird,” as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with “The Young Man From Atlanta,” Foote’s Broadway career began in 1944. And, at the age of 92, his newest Broadway venture, “Dividing the Estate,” premieres this month in New York.
His central themes of “the sense of belonging” and “longing for home” have resonated with audiences for more than 60 years.
Directed by Jim Epperson, An Evening of Horton Foote is performed at the Looking Glass Artist Collective’s black box theatre, 405 N. Lee St.
Admission is $7 at the door.
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