Celebrating Horton Foote

In spring of 2011 Dallas-Fort Worth area arts organizations will come together for a two month-long celebration of the late legendary Texas playwright Horton Foote.

Foote was born in Wharton, Texas, and died on March 4, 2009. He is, without question, one of the most significant American playwrights of the 20th century, and holds a unique place in the pantheon of great Texas theater artists. His plays are all set in the State of Texas, and are deeply saturated with Texas social life and culture.

Through artistic collaboration, communication and artistry, the Festival aims to provide the broadest possible public forum for Foote’s work, and hopes to encourage local community engagement in sustained dialogue about the man and his legacy.

The Foote Festival is slated to run from March 14, 2011 (Foote’s birthday), through May 1, 2011, during which time, various arts organizations will be presenting Horton’s plays, screening film adaptations of his work, and presenting insights into his life through readings, and other related events.

More information and a Festival schedule will be available soon.

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