NOW EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 15
THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA
BY HORTON FOOTE
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL WILSON
Danger waits just underneath the surface in Horton Foote’s powerful, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of an aging couple still reeling from the death of their only child. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly modernizing 1950s Houston, the Kidders’ lives are turned upside down once again when a figure from their son’s past shows up in town. They deny, deflect and deceive in an effort to avoid the danger but can’t dodge the inevitable reconing. How far will these grieving parents go to avoid the truths this young man from Atlanta might reveal? Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans’ Home Cycle, The Old Friends), the premier interpreter of Foote’s work, returns to Signature to bring to life this beautiful, heartbreaking play that explores and dissects the American dream while revealing the depths we go to in order to keep ourselves safe.
On Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30pm Signature Theatre will host Spotlight on Hallie Foote, the daughter of Legacy playwright Horton Foote, and Michael Wilson, the director of The Young Man From Atlanta. Join us in the Signature Lobby for this free conversation between these two prolific artists. RSVP at signaturetheatre.org.
*$35 Single Tickets are available for all performances through December 8. $35 tickets are made available during the initial run of all season productions through the groundbreaking Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access.