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Peter Norton Space at Signature Theatre Company

Set in the fictitious town of Harrison, Texas and based partly on the childhood of playwright Horton Foote's father and the courtship and marriage of his parents, “The Orphans’ Home Cycle" spans the lives of three families over three decades.

The Story of a Childhood begins at the turn of the 20th century and follows Horace Robedaux in his formative years. It includes the plays Roots in a Parched Ground, Convicts and Lily Dale.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on May 8, 2010.

Peter Norton Space at Signature Theatre Company

555 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

Previews 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.
 

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