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The Old Friends 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

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