DC Favorites Robinette, Schraf, Twyford Are The Carpetbagger's Children at Ford's Theatre

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Ford's Theatre will present the late Horton Foote's The Carpetbagger's Children, his play about three daughters of a Union soldier who settled in Texas following the Civil War, Jan. 21-Feb. 13, 2011.

Holly Twyford, Kimberly Schraf and Nancy Robinette
Holly Twyford, Kimberly Schraf and Nancy Robinette Photo by Scott Suchman

Mark Ramont will direct the play, marking the debut of a Foote work at the historic playhouse in Washington, DC. Washington leading ladies Nancy Robinette, Kimberly Schraf and Holly Twyford play the siblings.

According to Ford's Theatre notes, "In a series of charming, humorous and poignant vignettes, The Carpetbagger's Children weaves a captivating tapestry of family secrets, small-town lives and private tragedies. At the center of the play are sisters Cornelia, Grace Anne and Sissie, daughters of a Union soldier who moved south after the war. The sisters' bonds are challenged as they seek to preserve the family's Texas plantation in an era of startling growth and change."

Pulitzer Prize winner Foote wrote The Trip to Bountiful, The Young Man From Atlanta, Dividing the Estate, the plays of The Orphans' Home Cycle, and screenplays for "Tender Mercies" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." Director Ramont is director of theatre programming for Ford's Theatre. He previously staged The Rivalry at Ford's.

Ford's Theatre is at 511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.fords.org.

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