Horton Foote

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Plays by Horton Foote

audio The Young Man from Atlanta

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

In 1950’s Houston, an affluent couple is transformed by tragedy when their son dies under mysterious circumstances and the husband loses his job of 40 years. Shirley Knight recreates her Tony-nominated performance in this 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Phyllis Applegate, Jamie Hanes, Shirley Knight, Lynne Marta, Ronan O'Casey, Daniel Passer, Kenna Ramsey, David Selby and Tom Virtue.

Featuring: Phyllis Applegate, Jamie Hanes, Shirley Knight, Lynne Marta, Ronan O'Casey, Daniel Passer, Kenna Ramsey, David Selby, Tom Virtue

Horton Foote (1916–2009) was an American screenwriter and playwright. Born in Texas, he began his professional life as an actor, before devoting himself full time to writing. His plays have been produced throughout the USA from Broadway to the regional theatres, and he is well known for his screenwriting also. In 1995, Foote was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for The Young Man from Atlanta, first produced by the Signature Theatre in an Off-Broadway production; its 1997 revival at the Longacre Theatre was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Horton Foote was also the recipient of two Academy Awards; in 1962 he won the award for the Best Adapted Screenplay for his adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and in 1983 for Best Screenplay for Tender Mercies, which starred Robert Duvall. Other major works for the stage include the nine-play magnum opus The Orphans’ Home Cycle, The Trip to Bountiful, Divding the Estate and The Day Emily Married.