Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful, which kicks off the 15th Anniversary Signature Series season, will play Nov. 15, 2005-Jan. 8, 2006. The cast will include Buried Child's Lois Smith as Carrie Watts and The Last of the Thorntons' Hallie Foote as Jessie Mae Watts. The play, according to press notes, concerns Carrie Watts, who "longs to return to her childhood home of Bountiful, TX, where she hasn’t been in 30 years. Despite her failing health, she grows more determined to escape from the tiny Houston apartment she shares with her soft-spoken son and watchful daughter-in-law. Finally she gets her chance to head homeward, and it is the journey of a lifetime." Harris Yulin will direct.
John Guare's Landscape of the Body, which will be directed by Michael Greif, will play March 28-May 21, 2006. The cast will feature Aunt Dan and Lemon's Lili Taylor and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' Sherie Rene Scott. "What are we after we lose everything?" reads Landscape press notes. "1970s Greenwich Village hosts a slew of mysterious and seemingly isolated events that connect a group of people on a nightmarish quest for the American Dream. Through twists in time and with some help from a singing narrator back from the dead, John Guare weaves an amazingly entertaining tale of their tragic and comic collisions that force them to discover what it is like to be left with—or blessed with—nothing but themselves."
The Company's Peter Norton Space is located at 555 West 42nd Street. Tickets for productions during the anniversary season at the Signature are priced $15. For tickets call (212) 244-7529; visit www.signaturetheatre.org for more information.