HOUSTON – Horton Foote, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of The Young Man from Atlanta, will discuss his long, prolific career tonight at the Alley Theatre in Houston.
A resident of Wharton, Texas, Foote is the second leading American playwright with Houston connections to appear at the Bayou City over a two-month interval, joining Edward Albee, who spoke at Stages Repertory Theatre on March 23, and Ntozake Shange, who will read at The Ensemble Theatre on April 27. The triptych of evenings, collectively called The Play's the Thing, is being organized by Inprint, Inc., Houston's only major nonprofit organization dedicated to the literary arts.
Alley artistic director Gregory Boyd will moderate a Q & A session with Foote.
Foote's extensive oeuvre includes Valentine's Day, The Trip to Bountiful, and Lily Dale, all of which he adapted for film, as well as a nine-play cycle Orphan's Home Cycle. He also won Academy Awards for his screen adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird and his original screenplay Tender Mercies.
For tickets to The Play's the Thing: Three Playwrights & Their Work, $15 for a single evening, $40 for the series, call Inprint Inc., at (713) 521-2026