Old Globe's Dividing the Estate Has Hallie Foote, Horton Foote Jr., Elizabeth Ashley and Penny Fuller in the House

News   Old Globe's Dividing the Estate Has Hallie Foote, Horton Foote Jr., Elizabeth Ashley and Penny Fuller in the House
 
The Old Globe in San Diego, CA, has confirmed casting for its Jan. 14-Feb. 12, 2012, production of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate, which reunites members of the Broadway cast, including Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley, Tony nominee Hallie Foote and Penny Fuller.

Hallie Foote
Hallie Foote Photo by Jann Whaley

The trio that starred in the world premiere of the late playwright's Texas-set family drama reunited this fall at Houston's Alley Theatre (where it closes Oct. 30). They are California-bound after the holidays for the Old Globe leg of this co-production.

New in San Diego will be Horton Foote Jr., who returns to the stage after an almost 20-year absence in the role of Lewis Gordon.

Longtime Foote collaborator Michael Wilson, who staged Dividing the Estate Off-Broadway in 2007 and the subsequent Tony-nominated 2008 Broadway run, again directs.

Tony winner Ashley (Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, August: Osage County) reprises her performance as family matriarch Stella Gordon, with Tony nominee Hallie Foote (Orphans' Home Cycle) as Mary Jo, Tony nominee Fuller (Cabaret, The Dinner Party) as Lucille, and Pat Bowie as Mildred, James DeMarse as Bob, Maggie Lacey as Pauline, Nicole Lowrance as Sissie, Jenny Dare Paulin as Emily, Keiana Richard as Cathleen, Devon Abner as Son, Roger Robinson as Doug and Bree Welch as Irene Ratliff and Horton Foote Jr. as Lewis.

The production also reflects the work of the original Broadway creative team, with sets by Jeff Cowie, costumes by David C. Woolard, lighting by Rui Rita and original music and sound by John Gromada. A Pulitzer Prize winner for The Young Man from Atlanta, Foote's plays include The Carpetbagger's Children, The Trip to Bountiful, The Traveling Lady, The Chase, The Last of the Thorntons and Talking Pictures, among others. The 92-year-old Foote had been in Hartford, CT, where he was putting the finishing touches on his final work The Orphans' Home Cycle, when he died in March 2009. The Orphans' Home Cycle premiered at Hartford Stage prior to its Off-Broadway arrival in the fall of 2009.

Opening night in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, is Jan. 19, 2012.

For more information, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org or call (619) 23-GLOBE or visit the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

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