Horton Foote's Harrison, TX, With Jayne Houdyshell, Hallie Foote and Evan Jonigkeit, Opens Off-Broadway Aug. 14

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14 Aug 2012

Evan Jonigkeit and Hallie Foote
Evan Jonigkeit and Hallie Foote
Photo by James Leynse

Harrison, TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote, late playwright Foote's three-play collection about the intimate daily encounters in small-town America, officially opens Off-Broadway Aug. 14 under the direction of Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon.

The first two plays, Blind Date and The One-Armed Man, take place in 1928, while The Midnight Caller is set in 1952. The town of Harrison is based on Foote's hometown of Wharton, TX. 

MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs the production that began Off-Broadway previews July 24 and will run through Sept. 15 as part of Primary Stages' season at 59E59 Theaters.

Harrison, TX, which explores the "humor, darkness, and romance of the people of the titular town," includes the playwright's daughter, Tony nominee Hallie Foote (Dividing the Estate), as well as Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Follies, Well), Mary Bacon (Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Happy Now?Rock 'N' Roll), Evan Jonigkeit (High), Devon Abner (Dividing the Estate), Jeremy Bobb (Is He Dead?, Shipwrecked), Alexander Cendese (A View From the Bridge), Andrea Lynn Green (Giant) and Jenny Dare Paulin (Dividing the Estate).

The production has scenic design by Marion Williams, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and original music and sound design by Broken Chord.

Primary Stages premiered Foote's Dividing the Estate prior to its Tony Award-nominated Broadway run in 2008.

Primary Stages performs at 59E59 Theaters. Visit PrimaryStages.org.