Horton Foote’s booze-soaked drama The Old Friends is sticking around a little longer! The acclaimed production, which was originally slated to run through October 6, will now play through October 20 at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production stars Tony winner Betty Buckley and Tony nominees Hallie Foote and Lois Smith as three women from Texas farming families who don’t always see eye-to-eye.
The Old Friends stars Buckley as Gertrude, Foote as Sybil, Smith as Mamie, Cotter Smith as Howard, Veanne Cox as Julia, Adam LeFevre as Albert, Sean Lyons as Tom, Novella Nelson as Hattie and Melle Powers as Catherine.
Foote’s posthumous drama tells the story of Mamie Borden (Smith) and the remaining members of two wealthy families who are waiting for Mamie’s son Hugo and wife Sybil to visit. When Sybil arrives with bad news, old friends on opposing sides ignite old battles surrounding legacy, loyalty and the meaning of happiness that have been brewing under the surface for years. The production premiered September 12 at the Irene Diamond Stage.
The Old Friends features set design by Jeff Cowie, costume design by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Rui Rita, sound design by John Gromada and wig and hair design by Paul Huntley.