• 84°

An hour with Horton Foote at Utzman-Chambers House

Lee Street Theatre’s first season, back in 2008, included “An Evening with Horton Foote.” Directed by Jim Epperson, it starred the late Lou Murphy, with Mary Ann McCubbin and Gary Thornburg among the cast.

Foote’s multi-award winning “The Trip To Bountiful” comes to the Lee Street stage next week, a production of St. Thomas Players. To celebrate the show and its iconic playwright, there will be a free sampling of Foote’s work from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St., opposite the Wrenn House and planned Bell Tower Green park.

McCubbin, Jonathan Coarsey, Jacob Brayton, Chelsea Chambers and Hunter Safrit will perform a readers’ theatre version of “The Man Who Climbed Pecan Trees,” one of the original 2008 productions. Bethany Sinnott will present an overview of Foote’s remarkable career. Claudia Galup hosts and Betty Mickle provides refreshments. The hour-long event is free.

Winner of two screenwriting Oscars for “Tender Mercies” and “To Kill A Mockingbird” and a Pulitzer for Drama with “The Young Man From Atlanta,”, Foote’s themes of “sense of belonging” and “longing for home” have resonated with audiences for over 70 years.

“The Trip To Bountiful “stars fan favorite Linda Jones as Carrie Watts, Chris Eller as Ludie Watts, Jenny Hubbard as Jessie Mae, Jess Johnson as Thelma, Bob Paolino as Roy, Kurt Corriher as the Sheriff, and Steve Cobb as The Ticket Taker. Production runs at Lee Street Theater, 329 N. Lee St., Feb. 27-29 and March 5-7 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Comments

Nation/World

$1 trillion infrastructure plan clears Senate hurdle

College

College-bound North Carolina football player shot to death

Legion baseball

American Legion baseball: Rowan bounces back behind Schenck, reaches semifinals today

Education

Johnson C. Smith, Pfeiffer universities among latest to pay off student debts

Kannapolis

American Legion baseball: Kannapolis ends season

Business

Evictions looming as Congress refuses to extend ban that expires today

Coronavirus

Panthers linebacker Perryman will wear mask, won’t get vaccinated

Crime

Kannapolis man gets 180 months in prison after $100,000 worth of narcotics found in his apartment

Crime

New court date set for county commissioner’s driving while impaired case

Crime

Man arrested for pair of Salisbury convenience store robberies

Coronavirus

Governor changes course on masks amid worsening trends from delta variant

Coronavirus

Vaccination rules for federal workers toughened

Local

Mayor Alexander joins coalition of NC mayors urging passage of bipartisan infrastructure package

Local

New forklift’s arrival ‘a joyous moment’ for Rowan Helping Ministries

Local

Quotes of the week

East Spencer

Spencer, East Spencer hosting joint National Night Out

Business

Backcountry and Beyond prepares for move to downtown Salisbury

Education

Kannapolis City Schools will ‘strongly recommend,’ not require masks

Business

Ahold Delhaize hopes to add 100 new employees at Salisbury distribution center

Local

Cooler weather on the horizon for Rowan after heat wave

Crime

Blotter: July 29

Local

Downtown residents, business owners say noisy construction is A-OK, sign of progress to come

Business

County unemployment rises in June, positive job growth seen in leisure and hospitality sector

Local

NC poet laureate will speak during historical marker celebration, talks about life, race