Houdyshell, Foote Set for Primary Stages' 'HARRISON, TX', Now thru 9/15

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) launches its 28th season tonight, July 24 when HARRISON, TX: THREE PLAYS BY Horton Foote begins performances.

Tony Award nominees Hallie Foote (Dividing the Estate, The Orphans’ Home Cycle) and Jayne Houdyshell (Follies, Well) will head up an ensemble featuring Devon Abner (Dividing the Estate, The Orphans’ Home Cycle), Mary Bacon (Motherhood Out Loud, Happy Now?) Jeremy Bobb (Is He Dead?, Shipwrecked!...), Alexander Cendese (Psycho Therapy, A View From the Bridge), Andrea Lynn Green (Giant, Anne and Emmett), Evan Jonigkeit (High, History Boys at Arden Theatre Company), and Jenny Dare Paulin (Dividing the Estate, The Orphans’ Home Cycle). Helmed by Tony Award nominated director Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, A Lifetime Burning at Primary Stages), Harrison,TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote runs through September 15 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, August 14.

In Harrison, TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote, the Pulitzer Prize winner explores the humor, darkness, and romance of the people of the titular town in three works: Blind Date, The One-Armed Man, and The Midnight Caller.

Harrison, TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote features a scenic design by Marion Williams, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and original music and sound design by Broken Chord.

LISTINGS INFORMATION: Harrison,TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote plays a limited engagement July 24 – September 15 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Opening night is Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00 pm. Performances are Tuesday-Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm, with Sunday matinees at 3:00pm on July 29, August 5, 12, 19 & 26 and Sunday evening at 7:00pm on September 2 & 9. There will be a special matinee on Wednesday on August 22 at 2:00pm. Single tickets are priced at $70 for all performances. Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, online at www.primarystages.org, or in person at the 59E59 Theaters Box Office. Group Tickets (10+) are $39 each for performances 7/24 – 8/5, $49 each for all performances after August 7, and are available by calling (212) 840-9705, ext. 204. Please visit the website at www.primarystages.org, or call (212) 840-9705 for additional information.

4-play subscriptions for the Primary Stages 2012/2013 season range from $132-$172 and can be purchased via TicketCentral.com or by calling Ticket Central at 212.279.4200. For additional information about Primary Stages, please visit the website at www.primarystages.org.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Hallie Foote. Received a 2009 Tony Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance of Mary Jo in the Broadway premiere of Dividing the Estate. She also played Mary Jo in the play’s New York Off-Broadway premiere at Primary Stages in 2007. Known as the one of the foremost interpreters of her father’s work, she has received numerous awards for her performances, including Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama League and Richard Seff Awards. The daughter of Lillian Vallish Foote and Horton Foote, she began her stage career in 1986 in the title role of her father’s play The Widow Claire at Circle in the Square Theatre. She and her father collaborated on multiple productions including The Carpetbagger’s Children (Lincoln Center Theater); The Last of the Thorntons, Talking Pictures, Night Seasons, Laura Dennis, and The Trip to Bountiful (Signature Theatre Company); When They Speak of Rita and The Day Emily Married (Primary Stages), among many others. In 2009 - 2010, she appeared in the critically-acclaimEd Hartford Stage and Signature Theatre co-production of her father, Horton Foote’s, three part nine hour epic masterwork, The Orphans’ Home Cycle, which won Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lortel and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Her other regional credits include The Death of Papa (PlayMakers Repertory Company), The Carpetbagger’s Children (Guthrie Theatre) and God’s Pictures (Indiana Repertory Theatre). Her selected film credits include 1918, On Valentine’s Day, Courtship, Walking to the Waterline and Paranormal Activity 3 and she was the producer of Lily Dale on Showtime and HallMark Hall of Fame.


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