Dividing The Estate is described as a "human comedy about a family that must confront its past as it prepares for its future." The work debuted at Princeton, New Jersey's McCarter Theatre in 1989.
Elizabeth Ashley (Enchanted April), Arthur French (Two Trains Running), Hallie Foote (The Day Emily Married), Penny Fuller (Southern Comforts) and Gerald McRaney ("Deadwood," "Jericho") star in the drama. The ensemble also features Devon Abner, James DeMarse, Lynda Gravatt, Virginia Kull, Maggie Lacey, Nicole Lowrance, Jenny Dare Paulin and Keiana Richard.
Foote earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play The Young Man from Atlanta. His other works includes The Trip to Bountiful, The Traveling Lady, The Chase, The Last of the Thortons and Talking Pictures, among others. Actress Hallie Foote, who appears in Estate, is the playwright's daughter.
At left (from top): Penny Fuller and Elizabeth Ashley; Hallie Foote; Daisy and Horton Foote; Virginia Kull and Gerald McRaney; Lynda Gravatt; Nicole Lowrance and Jenny Dare Paulin; Arthur French; Keiana Richard and Horton Foote; Devon Abner; Maggie Lacey and James Demarse; Polly Holliday; Tyne Daly and Jane Powell; A.R. Gurney and director Michael Wilson; Victoria Clark.
Below: The cast of Dividing the Estate takes its opening-night bows.
photos by Aubrey Reuben