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NEW ORLEANS, LA (MARCH 13, 2017) - Following the acclaim of Le Petit's fall production , Freud's Last Session, Artistic Director Maxwell Williams directs Horton Foote 's comed y, Dividing the Estate, in its regional premiere.
Set against the oil bust of the 1980s, family matriarch, Stella Gordon ( Brenda Currin ), is dead-set against parceling out her family's land. Her three adult children (played by Mary Pauley, Carl Palmer, and Wendy Miklovic ), have other plans. Lifelong resentments and sibling rivalries flare as three generations of Gordons go head-to-head to claim the biggest piece of the pie.
Set to open during The Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival, Director Maxwell Williams says of the show: "It's so exciting for Le Petit to bring Dividing the Estate to life in New Orleans, and during the Williams Festival. I would argue, and I think most would, that when you consider Horton and Tennessee together, you're considering the two finest dramatists produced by the American South."
Dividing the Estate was written by Horton Foote, a contemporary of Tennessee Williams. Foote is a two-time Academy Award-winner, for his screen adaptation of 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird and his origin al screenplay for Tender Mercies in 1983. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his p lay, The Young Man from Atlanta. The 2008 Broadway production of Dividing the Estate received Tony Nominations for Best Play and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.
The cast for Dividing the Estate features Beth Bartley (Pauline) , Curtis Billings (Son Gordon), Megan Barrios ( Emily) , Yvette Bourgeois (Irene Ratliff) , Silas Cooper (Bob) , Brenda Currin (Stella Gordon) , Harold X. Evans (Doug) , Elizabeth McCoy (Sissie) , Wendy Miklovic (Mary Jo) , Carl Palmer (Lewis) , Mary Pauley (Lucille) , Carol Sutton (Mildred) , and Shelbi Young (Cathleen).
The creative team includes Maxwell Williams (director), Jeff Cowie (set design), Kathleen Van Horn (costume design), Robert Camp (lighting design) and James Lanius III (sound design).
PREVIEW / PRESS
Friday, March 24, or Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 PM. Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 PM.
Friday, March 24 at 7:30 PM.
March 24-April 15, 2017 | Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM. There will be a Wednesday evening performance on March 29 at 7:30 PM. There will be no performances Saturday, April 6-9, 2017, due to French Quarter Festival. There will be no performance Sunday, April 16, 2017 for the Easter holiday.
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TICKETS: $35-50 for Adults, $15 for Students and Children.
Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré is now in its 100th Anniversary Season! Located in the historic
French Quarter of New Orleans, Le Petit Theatre, a 501(c)3 organization, is passionately
dedicated to presenting the highest quality theatrical performances to entertain and educate
the diverse population of the region, and enhance the economic vitality of the greater New