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LA Shorts Fest: Two Adaptations

Deborah Stambler | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
Deborah Stambler

When I asked first-time director Tim Guinee about the challenges of adapting Horton Foote's play The One Armed Man for a short film, he laughed as he recalled a piece of advice from fellow filmmaker Peter Hedges.

Frederica von Stade in Tour de Force Performance

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

A rarely produced 1980 play by Horton Foote would seem an unlikely subject for an opera, but in the hands of the marvelous Frederica von Stade and the talented composer and librettist team of Ricky Ian Gordon and Leonard Foglia, it becomes a tour de force.

One Armed Man Is a Triumph in Its Medium, If Overlooked

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
David Tereshchuk

One Armed Man's denouement, almost inevitable in its explosion of violence, nevertheless left the Austin audience stunned and -- more than a touch -- ethically wrongfooted.

Aisle View: Foote's Vicious Friends

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There are skeletal walls in the three sets in The Old Friends, Horton Foote's posthumously-produced "new" play which the folks at Signature Theatre have happily favored us with.

Fear and Loathing in Harrison, Texas

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The "old friends" who populate Horton Foote's play of that name have a long and spiteful history, and the lively, gripping, and often funny production...

First Nighter: Lucy Thurber's Five Hill Town Plays Progress From Must-See to Less-Need-to-See

David Finkle | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There's nothing wrong in presenting a cycle about a character progressing from damaging childhood to escape from psychological entrapment adulthood. Indeed, it's a great idea. But the over-and-again Hill Town Plays are clearly not the way to do it.

It's Tyson Time, Tripping to Bountiful!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Cicely Tyson. I remember when she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress when I was still in school for Sounder (1972). Yet it wasn't u...

Career Milestone!

Posted 05.07.2013 | Black Voices

Cicely Tyson’s much-anticipated return to Broadway in the revival of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" has garnered a tremendous amount of accl...

Cicely Tyson Delivers In 'The Trip to Bountiful'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Move over, you adorable scamps in "Annie." Settle down, weird girls in "Matilda." Broadway has a new unlikely heroine, a frail widow who h...

Cicely Tyson Goes Home Again In Classic Play

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

There is a Bountiful in everyone, an Edenic place of innocence and tranquility, the refuge to which we each yearn to return if only to replenish the strength to carry on. In a sublime performance in Horton Foote's classic play, Cicely Tyson transports her audience with her as she makes her own way back home.

Tyson & Kimberly Chandler Join Classic Theater Production

Posted 04.26.2013 | Black Voices

As tonight marks the Broadway opening of “The Trip To Bountiful,” New York Knick All-Star center, Tyson Chandler and his wife Kimberly have offici...

Home, Bittersweet Home: Horton Foote's 'Harrison, Texas' at Primary Stages

Carey Purcell | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Carey Purcell

A collection of three one-act plays by Horton Foote located in the titular town, Harrison, TX is a thoroughly moving, entertaining and educational production.

Stage Door: 'Pulp Shakespeare, Harrison, Tx.'

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Shakespeare's plays are frequently staged in contemporary dress to make them accessible to modern audiences. Pulp Shakespeare keeps period garb and enlists his distinct style of language to cleverly restage Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

Theater: Horton Foote's Quiet Pleasures in Harrison, TX

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.15.2012 | New York
Michael Giltz

Playwright Horton Foote won an Oscar and a Pulitzer, not to mention sustained acclaim for his work in television, film and, of course, on stage. Nonetheless, his stock will continue to rise, if that's possible.

Movie Review: Main Street

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's not hard to see how a movie like Main Street got made, at least in theory. Why it's being released is another question altogether.

Cannes You Dig It? The Film Industry Champions Joint International Effort

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

As this year's film market at Cannes clearly demonstrates, old models are not working.

Horton Foote, Playwright, Dies At 92

AP | MICHAEL KUCHWARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote, who movingly portrayed the broken dreams of common people in "The Trip to Bountiful," "Tend...