Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - March 30, 2000
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Staged reading of Horton Foote's play "Cousins"

WHAT: Staged reading of Horton Foote's play "Cousins"

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26th, 8 p.m.

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

COST: $10 (Discounts available for students and seniors)

ADD: Pulitzer Prize-winning 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."

"Cousins," the eighth play in the cycle, reunites Horace with his mother and sister. Horace travels to Houston when his mother becomes ill and he is again confronted with the same issues he failed to resolve with his sister, Lily Dale, years before. "Cousins," continues the exploration of the relationship between mother, brother and sister that began in "Lily Dale," an earlier play in the cycle.

The Orphans' Home Cycle will culminate in the summer of 2000 with a world-premiere production of Foote's play "The Day Emily Married."

INFORMATION: (562) 907-4203

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