The Roads to Home OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    October 5, 2016
    Closing:
    November 27, 2016

    Theater: Cherry Lane Theatre / 38 Commerce Street, New York, NY, 10014

    Synopsis: 

    Over our 32-year history, Primary Stages has produced some of the finest works of legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Horton Foote. From The Day Emily Married to Harrison, TX and the Tony-nominated Dividing the Estate, Foote’s legacy has flourished on our stage and we’re proud to celebrate the Centennial of his birth with a tender, yet compelling new production of his quintessential comic drama, The Roads to Home. In this beautiful masterpiece, three women living in Houston, Texas in the 1920s grapple with the eternal question, “Where is home?” The Roads to Home offers a rare chance to experience a Foote gem not seen on the New York stage in over 25 years, in one of New York’s most intimate and historic venues, the Cherry Lane Theatre. This timeless production will feature direction by Michael Wilson (Foote's longtime collaborator who won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Orphans' Home Cycle) and performances from Drama Desk winner Devon Abner and Tony-nominated Hallie Foote, the foremost contemporary interpreter of Horton’s work.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Roads to Home

    'The Roads to Home' Offers Gossip and Insanity Most Genteel

    Ben Brantley

    October 5, 2016: For the women in Horton Foote’s “The Roads to Home,” which opened on Wednesday night at the Cherry Lane Theater, talking is close kin to breathing, and almost as essential to their survival. The three female characters in this plaintive, meandering trilogy of short plays are all displaced persons of a sort, uprooted from the Texas or Louisiana towns where they grew up and where they still live in their thoughts. If they can just keep chattering about events that took place there, even things that happened before they were born — why, then, they’ve never really left, have they? Reheated gossip — replete with animated genealogy charts and catalogs of place names — is their lifeline, while silences are scary vacuums. Home, it would seem, is where the tongue wags. Gabbiness as an existential force is as central to the genteel Southerners of Foote (1916-2009), one of the great American chroniclers of small-town angst, as it is to David Mamet’s foulmouthed urbanites. Directed by Michael Wilson and featuring the wonderful Hallie Foote, the playwright’s daughter, the Primary Stages production of “The Roads to Home” offers as clear a portrait as you’re likely to find of the significance of loquacity in Foote’s world.

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