The fifth play of the Orphans' Home Cycle
Written by Horton Foote
Directed by Jay Sierszyn
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 21||7:30 p.m. |
|Saturday, April 22||7:30 p.m. |
|Sunday, April 23||7:30 p.m. |
|Thursday, April 27||7:30 p.m. |
|Friday, April 28 ||7:30 p.m. |
|Saturday, April 29||7:30 p.m. |