Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Horton Foote's "Dividing the Estate:" timely advice about oil lease $$ from Shreveport Little Theater, Nov 3 - 13

Estate 3 by peopleslight
Estate 3, a photo by peopleslight on Flickr.

Dividing the Estate, a comedy by Horton Foote, is coming to Shreveport Little Theater Nov 3, says Robert Darrow.

Foote is best known for his screen adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and his play and screenplay, “Trip to Bountiful”.

Dividing the Estate, which was produced on Broadway in 2008, is set during the 1987 oil bust and recession in the fictional small town of Harrison, Texas, outside of Houston. The timely story deals with greed, avarice and entitlement issues that accompany a dysfunctional family’s prospects of riches from oil and natural gas leases.

The siblings fight over whether they should divide the estate while their elderly mother is still alive in order to avoid inheritance taxes.

SLT’s cast includes Marcia Cassanova as Stella, the matriarch, and Virginia Walker, Heather Bryson and John Kerry as the siblings with Eric Whitt, Charles Montgomery, John Daniel, Marcelia Jackson, Jori Jackson, Audra Caitlyn Moss, Wallace Rakoczy, Rachel Harris, and Karly Pokorski.

The creative team and running crew includes Robert Darrow, director, Rebecca Woodruff, stage manager, Tom Serio, set designer, David White, lighting designer, and Peggy San Pedro, costumer.

The production dates are November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and November 6, 13, 2011 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for seniors, students and active military, $17 for adults, and $10 student rush. Tickets may be purchased at box office, 812 Margaret Place, from noon – 4 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 424-4439.

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