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The Old Friends

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The Old Friends, The Pershing Square Signature Center/The Irene Diamond Stage, NYC Show Poster
The Pershing Square Signature Center/The Irene Diamond Stage

480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019

2hrs, 5mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Aug 20, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
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Critics’ Reviews

Receiving its world premiere four years after the playwright’s death, Horton Foote’s 'The Old Friends' is receiving a sterling production by the Signature Theatre Company that would surely have pleased the author of such classics as 'The Trip to Bountiful' and 'The Orphans’ Home Cycle.'

Review by Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter

Director Michael Wilson, a seasoned Foote interpreter represented on Broadway with 'The Trip to Bountiful,' guides his starry cast with a sure hand. The production design is rich in handsome period details.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from The New York Daily News

Betty Buckley, finally back with a character worthy of her, is wonderful as the rich, monstrous widow, matched greed for grasping greed by Veanne Cox.

Review by Betty Buckley from Newsday

[Lois] Smith, who was sublime in the 2005 Signature production of 'Bountiful,' gives us a heartbreakingly tentative Mamie, made wary by loss and rejection and all too aware of the waiting grave.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times