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The Orphans' Home Cycle Part 1: The Story of a Childhood

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The Orphans' Home Cycle Part 1: The Story of a Childhood, Peter Norton Space at Signature Theatre Company, NYC Show Poster
Theater
Peter Norton Space at Signature Theatre Company

555 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

Duration
3 hrs
2 Intermissions
Important Dates
On Sale
Nov 09, 2009
Preview
Nov 05, 2009
Closing
May 08, 2010
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What Is the Story of The Orphans’ Home Cycle: The Story of a Childhood?
The Story of a Childhood is the first part in a trilogy of nine plays centering on Horace Robedaux, a character based on the father of playwright Horton Foote. Set in and around a small Texas town, the show consists of three plays, each an hour long: Roots in a Parched Ground (set in 1902) tells of the death of Horace’s father from alcoholism when the boy is 12 years old; Convicts (set in 1904) centers on a farm where 14-year-old Horace is sent to work alongside prison inmates; and Lily Dale (set in 1910) presents the young adult Horace, reunited with the mother who abandoned him when she remarried and moved to Houston with his younger sister.