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Courtship

Friday, April 21, 2017 to Saturday, April 29, 2017 | Center for Arts and Performance - Raabe Theatre

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Courtship

The fifth play of the Orphans' Home Cycle

April 21-29

Written by Horton Foote
Directed by Jay Sierszyn

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WLC's production of Courtship continues our presentation of Horton Foote's nine-play Orphans' Home Cycle. It's now 1915, and 24-year old Horace has left Houston and returned to Harrison where he has been carefully courting Elizabeth Vaughn, the daughter of substantial, God-fearing folk who expect their children to accept their restrained and proper standards of living. On a gentle and warm autumn night during a party at the Vaughns' and a dance downtown, Elizabeth announces to her sister her determination to break free and marry Horace. As the sisters and their parents and aunts talk about the family, it is soon apparent that the elders are often guilty of the very sins against which they warn their offspring. As the play ends, Elizabeth has to decide if she is strong enough to defy her parents - and to challenge the powerful but reassuring restraints of the times.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students.

Friday, April 217:30 p.m. 
Saturday, April 227:30 p.m. 
Sunday, April 237:30 p.m. 
Thursday, April 277:30 p.m. 
Friday, April 28 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, April 297:30 p.m.