The pre-performance Platform Series discussion will take place uptown in the lobby of the Beaumont at 6 PM. The discussion is free and open to the public. (Note: Those who have tickets to the Nov. 13 performance of Estate will need to travel downtown to the Booth Theatre to attend the 8 PM performance.)
Following an acclaimed Off-Broadway run, the Lincoln Center Theater production of Foote's family drama — starring Elizabeth Ashley, Gerald McRaney and Penny Fuller — began performances at Broadway's Booth Theatre Oct. 23.
Michael Wilson directs the work that officially opens Nov. 20 and will play a limited run through Jan. 4, 2009.
A co-production with Primary Stages, the Broadway transfer reunites the 2007 Off-Broadway cast, including Elizabeth Ashley, Arthur French, Hallie Foote, Penny Fuller and Gerald McRaney, as well as Devon Abner, Pat Bowie, James DeMarse, Virginia Kull, Maggie Lacey, Nicole Lowrance, Jenny Dare Paulin and Keiana Richard.
Described as "a human comedy about a family that must confront its past as it prepares for its future," the Off-Broadway engagement of Dividing the Estate garnered a 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and an Obie for Playwriting for Foote. A Pulitzer Prize winner for The Young Man from Atlanta, Foote reunites with Lincoln Center and director Michael Wilson, following the staging of The Carpetbagger's Children at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in 2002. His other works include The Trip to Bountiful, The Traveling Lady, The Chase, The Last of the Thortons and Talking Pictures, among others.
Tickets for Dividing the Estate are available by phoning (212) 239-6200 or by visiting LCT.org.