Horton Foote directs his daughter, Hallie Foote, in a new play by his other daughter, Daisy Foote, When They Speak of Rita. Beginning May 3 and officially opening May 17, Rita tells of domestic problems for a New Hampshire family. Jamie Bennett (This Lime Tree Bower), Ken Marks, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Margot White costar.
Foote pere, the director, won a Pulitzer for his play, The Young Man From Atlanta and also penned Valentine's Day and 1918. Hallie Foote's acting credits include 1996's 900 Oneonta, the last play staged by the Circle Repertory company.
Designing Rita are Jeff Cowie (sets), Deborah Constantine (lighting), Debra Stein (costumes) and Fabian Obispo (sound).
For tickets ($35) and information on When They Speak of Rita, running through June 4 at Primary Stages, 354 West 45th Street, call the box office at (212) 333-4052.
-- By David Lefkowitz and Robert Simonson