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Opening Night:
Closing:
January 1, 2009

Theater: Booth Theatre / 222 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

Stella Gordon has kept her hands on the family purse strings for years, but her grip is loosening as the purse is shrinking. The production reunites the entire 13-person Off-Broadway cast, which includes Elizabeth Ashley, Hallie Foote, Penny Fuller, Devon Abner, James DeMarse, Pat Bowie, Arthur French, Virginia Kull, Maggie Lacey, Nicole Lowrance, Gerald McRaney, Jenny Dare Paulin, and Keiana Richard.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF dividing the estate

    You probably have one in your family. And the odds are that he or she is making a lot of noise right now. I mean the kind of person who, when the going gets tough, is transformed from a respectable-looking grown-up into a greedy, caterwauling 4-year-old, convinced that everyone else is getting a bigger slice of what’s left of the cake.

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  • ASSOCIATED PRESS REVIEW OF dividing the estate

    Nothing concentrates the mind like money — or lack of it. And money has provided the plot for more than a few plays, one good example being "Dividing the Estate," Horton Foote's hilariously perceptive take on what good old-fashioned greed does to one cash-strapped Texas family.

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  • USA TODAY REVIEW OF dividing the estate

    It's tempting to call Horton Foote's new play, Dividing the Estate, a black comedy. Death is a central figure, and the behavior can seem so petty and callous that you may not know whether to laugh or wince.

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  • AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF dividing the estate

    No one would suspect 92-year-old Horton Foote, a gentle playwright whose 60 tenderhearted plays include “A Young Man from Atlanta” and “The Trip to Bountiful,” of writing a vigorous piece of political theater.

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  • NEW YORK DAILY NEWS REVIEW OF dividing the estate

    Ham, anyone? It's on the dinner table and at center stage in Horton Foote's "Dividing the Estate," a lighthearted look at a fractious family facing financial straits and - Lord above! - each another.

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