Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - March 15, 2000
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Staged reading of Horton Foote's play, "1918"


WHAT: Staged reading of Horton Foote's play, "1918"
WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 8 p.m.


WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College ,13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier


COST: $10


ADD: Pulitzer Prize--wining playwright Horton Foote is best known for his Academy Award--winning screenplays, To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. Foote's most monumental work, however, is little known to most audiences: The Orphans' Home Cycle is an epic, nine play saga which Foote calls "a moral and social history of a particular time and place."

"1918," the seventh play in the cycle deals with the Horace and Elizabeth Robedaux as they suffer through the flu epidemic of 1918 while the small town of Harrison struggles through the First World War.


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