Great Escape Stage Company

Drama Slam: The Carpetbagger’s Children

Written by Horton Foote
Friday, July 13 at 7:00 PM

In engaging monologues, three sisters tell of their family and the years that followed the Civil War.

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In engaging monologues, three sisters tell of their family and the years that followed the Civil War.

Horton Foote, who died in 2009, was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his award-winning screenplays for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1983 film Tender Mercies, as well as his notable live television dramas during the “golden age” of television. In 2000, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Great Escape Stage Company’s Drama Slams are one-night-only staged readings of a play rather than a full-scale production, a format Great Escape has offered frequently since the company was launched six years ago.

“We spend one day rehearsing movement and interpretation, and then read it aloud for an audience, with scripts in hand,” artistic director Randy Lake said. “We’ve found that our audiences enjoy getting a chance to see and hear more plays this way, and our actors get a chance to perform more frequently without having all the memorization associated with a standard production.”