Hallie Foote to Discuss Her Father's Legacy at Hartford Stage Sept. 21

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Tony-nominated actress Hallie Foote will discuss the work of her late father, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote, at Hartford Stage Sept. 21.

Joining Foote for the 7 PM "Behind the Scenes" discussion will be Hartford Stage artistic director Michael Wilson, who was a frequent collaborator of the late playwright. Foote will discuss her career, her memories of her father and her role as literary executor of his work.

The accomplished actress, who earned a Tony nomination for her work in her father's play Dividing the Estate, will also lead the cast of his nine-play cycle The Orphans' Home Cycle, which is set to premiere at Hartford Stage Sept. 3.

Hallie Foote's stage appearances also include The Carpetbagger's Children, The Trip to Bountiful and The Death of Papa. Her films include "1918," "On Valentine's Day," "Courtship" and "Walking to the Waterline."

A Pulitzer Prize winner for The Young Man from Atlanta, Foote's plays include Dividing the Estate (2009 Tony nomination for Best Play), The Carpetbagger's Children, The Trip to Bountiful, The Traveling Lady, The Chase, The Last of the Thorntons and Talking Pictures, among others. He is an Academy Award winner for the screenplays "Tender Mercies" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." The 92-year-old Foote had been in Hartford, CT, where he was putting the finishing touches on Orphans' Home Cycle, when he died last March.

For tickets, priced $10, phone (860) 527-5151 or visit hartfordstage.org.

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