The Old Friends, by Horton Foote, directed by Michael Wilson


In this World Premiere play by Signature Legacy Playwright Horton Foote, matriarch Mamie Borden and the remaining members of two longtime Texas farming families await a visit from Mamie's son Hugo and his wife Sybil. When Sybil arrives with alarming news, old friends on opposing sides must confront the issues surrounding legacy, loyalty, and the meaning of happiness that have hounded them for generations.

Helmed by Michael Wilson, director of Signature's acclaimed 2009 production of The Orphans' Home Cycle and the Tony-nominated revival of The Trip to Bountiful, The Old Friends is an absorbing and vital chapter in Foote's beloved, distinctly American body of work.

Pictured above: Hallie Foote, Betty Buckley, and Cotter Smith in The Old Friends by Horton Foote. Photo by Joan Marcus.
August 20 - October 20, 2013
Running Time
2 hours 5 minutes, with one intermission
​The Irene Diamond Stage


Gertrude Hayhurst Sylvester Ratliff
Betty Buckley
Julia Price
Veanne Cox
Sybil Borden
Hallie Foote
Albert Price
Adam LeFevre
Tom Underwood
Sean Lyons
Novella Nelson
Melle Powers
Howard Ratliff
Cotter Smith
Mamie Borden
Lois Smith


Scenic Design
Jeff Cowie
Costume Design
David C. Woolard
Lighting Design
Rui Rita
Original Music and Sound Design
John Gromada
Wig and Hair Design
Paul Huntley
Fight Direction
Mark Olsen
Dialect Coach
Gillian Laane-Plescia
Peter Pucci
Production Stage Manager
Cole P. Bonenberger

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