American Writer Horton Foote wrote over 60 plays, television dramas and screenplays spanning a sixty year career. Perhaps most widely know for his screenplays for the films To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and Tender Mercies (1983), winning the Oscar for both, Mr. Foote received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for the play, The Young Man From Atlanta.
Clay & Wattles Theater Company is proud to present two of Horton Foote’s One Act comedies this summer at The Gary-The Olivia Theater. Blind Date and The Actor will be performed from June 13 (opening night gala) through June 22, 2014 with both evening and matinee performances.
Over his lengthy career, Horton Foote was informed and inspired by his early childhood experience growing up in Wharton, Texas. “Horton Foote’s sense of place and local color, his simple, direct use of language and his deep understanding of ‘the little guy,’ drew us to these plays. That it’s possible to see in these plays, in the everyday goings on of an average person in a small town, the universal search for purpose and meaning in life-is the miracle of these Horton Foote plays.” Sally & Thomas Camm, Artistic Directors, Clay & Wattles Theater Company at The Gary-The Olivia Theater.
Don’t miss opening night! On Friday, June 13, 2014, our opening night gala performance for Blind Date and The Actor will include complimentary wines from Walker Road Vineyards and local artisan made cheeses. Tickets are $25 per person.