Playhouse 1960 presents double bill
The 39th season of acclaimed community theater Playhouse 1960 will continue with "An Evening with Horton Foote," a double bill with two of the playwright's classics, opening at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13.
The evening will include one-act comedy "Blind Date" and the drama "Laura Dennis," both directed by Houston actor and director Sedric Willis. Willis developed the concert to honor Foote, a southeast Texan writer, and pay tribute to his contributions to American theater, film and television.
Born in 1916 in Wharton, a small town southwest of Houston, Foote's six-decade career earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play "The Young Man from Atlanta," two Academy Awards for his screenplays "Tender Mercies" and "To Kill A Mockingbird," an Emmy Award, the Texas Medal of the Arts and the highly coveted National Medal of Arts, the nation's highest honor for artists for Foote's "lifetime of artistic achievement and excellence."
Performances of both plays will be held every Friday and Saturday evening through May 5. For more information, including purchasing tickets, visit www.playhouse1960.com. The theater is located at 6814 Gant Road in Houston.
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