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Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!

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This week, the cast a team of THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE, PART 2: THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE, met with the press in anticipation of it's opening on Thursday, December 17.

The world premiere production of THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE, a three part theatrical event by the Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning playwright Horton Foote, is being co-produced by Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) and Hartford Stage (Michael Wilson, Artistic Director; Michael Stotts, Managing Director). Wilson directs a 22-member company in the historic, sweeping work.

THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE will play from through March 28, 2010 at Signature Theatre Company. 

Set in Foote's fictitious town of Harrison, Texas and based partly on the childhood of Foote's father and the courtship and marriage of his parents, THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE is a wide-ranging, intricate work that spans the lives of three families over three decades. All actors in the production play multiple roles and several track their characters through time in the various plays which comprise the Cycle.

THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE begins with a father's death in a small Texas town at the turn of the century, a loss that sends his son, Horace Robedaux, on an odyssey through the darkest corners of the heart as he learns to become a husband, father and patriarch.

The ensemble of THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE includes Devon Abner, Mike Boland, Pat Bowie, Leon Addison Brown, James DeMarse, Hallie Foote, Justin Fuller, Jasmine Amii Harrison, Bill Heck, Henry Hodges, Annalee Jefferies, Virginia Kull, Maggie Lacey, Gilbert Owuor, Jenny Dare Paulin, Pamela Payton-Wright, Bryce Pinkham, Stephen Plunkett, Emily Robinson, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Dylan Riley Snyder and Charles Turner.

The design team for THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE includes Jeff Cowie and David M. Barber (Set Design), David C. Woolard (Costume Design), Rui Rita (Lighting Design), John Gromada (Original Music and Sound Design), Peter Pucci (Choreography), Ralph Zito (Voice/Dialect Coach), Mark Olsen (Fight Director), Jan Hartley (Projection Design) and Mark Adam Rampmeyer (Wig and Hair Design).

Each part of the three part cycle will be staged individually as well as in repertory and one-day marathons. Audiences may choose to see the individual parts or the entire trilogy.

Foote completed work on THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE prior to his death on March 4, 2009 at the age of 92. The cycle features nine plays that were originally written as full-length pieces. Hartford Stage commissioned Foote in 2007 to adapt the plays in this new three-part form.

PART 1: THE STORY OF A CHILDHOOD begins at the turn of the 20th century and follows Horace Robedaux in his formative years. Part 1 begins with the plays Roots in a Parched Ground, Convicts and Lily Dale.

PART 2: THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE focuses on the courtship years of Horace Robedaux and his search for a wife. Part 2 consists of the plays The Widow Claire, Courtship and Valentine's Day.

PART 3: THE STORY OF A FAMILY begins with the turmoil of World War I and ends with the characters looking to the future of their family and land. Part 3 is made up of the plays 1918, Cousins and The Death of Papa

Through The Signature Ticket Initiative, all regularly-priced single tickets ($65) during the initial announced run are underwritten and will be available for $20 for the individual performances of all three parts. The Signature Ticket Initiative continues through Signature's 20th Anniversary Season (2010-2011). Tickets for all performances beginning March 9, 2010 are $65.

Part 1 is now in performance, Part 2 begins performances December 3 and Part 3 begins performances January 7. Marathons are scheduled for February 6 and 27 and March 6, 2010. THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE plays at The Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.signaturetheatre.org or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529).

Photo Credit: Ryan Burke


Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Dylan Riley Snyder, Hartford Stage Artistic Director Michael Wilson, and Emily Robinson

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Michael Wilson and Emily Robinson

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Annalee Jefferies and Dylan Riley Snyder

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Hallie Foote and Dylan Riley Snyder

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Michael Wilson, Hallie Foote, & Signature Theatre Artistic Director James Houghton

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Michael Wilson & Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Michael Wilson & Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
 Emily Robinson, Jasmine Amii Harrison, and Dylan Riley Snyder

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Emily Robinson, Jasmine Amii Harrison, and Dylan Riley Snyder

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Devon Abner & Maggie Lacey

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Virginia Kull and Jenny Dare Paulin

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Virginia Kull and Jenny Dare Paulin

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Jenny Dare Paulin, Horton Foote Jr., Daisy Foote, James Houghton, Emily Robinson, Hallie Foote, and Virginia Kull

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Horton Foote Jr., Daisy Foote, and Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
James Houghton and Emily Robinson

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Lucas Caled Rooney & Parents

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Dylan Riley Snyder and Lucas Caleb Rooney

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Dylan Riley Snyder and Lucas Caleb Rooney

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Lucas Caleb Rooney and Mike Boland

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Lucas Caleb Rooney and Mike Boland

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Emily Robinson, Mike Boland, and Dylan Riley Snyder

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Emily Robinson, Mike Boland, and Dylan Riley Snyder

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Dylan Riley SnyderBryce Pinkham, and Emily Robinson

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Dylan Riley SnyderBryce Pinkham and Emily Robinson

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Pat Bowie

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Bryce Pinkham

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Bryce Pinkham

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
James DeMarse

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Playwright Leslie Lee

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Justin Fuller

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Stephen Plunkett

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Leon Addison Brown

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Emily Robinson and Dylan Riley Snyder

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Dylan Riley Snyder

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Charles Turner

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Emily Robinson

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Emily Robinson & Henry Hodges

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Henry Hodges

Photo Coverage: THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE PART 2 Cast Meets the Press!
Mercedes Ruehl


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