By Constance Rodgers

Take a break from complex, meta, deconstructed contemporary theatre. Relax for 2 hours and 10 minutes with sad and funny Southerners as imagined by the brilliant Horton Foote. It is 1950 and Lily Dale Kidder blames Eleanor Roosevelt, that Democrat, for a sick-out staged by the black maids of Houston. That’s not what the play is about but it is a hilarious repeated bit that helps endear us to Lily Dale. Read full review HERE

THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA, Written by Horton Foote, Directed by Michael Wilson 

With: Devon Abner (Ted Cleveland, Jr.), Dan Bittner (Tom Jackson), Pat Bowie (Etta Doris), Harriett D. Foy (Clara), Kristine Nielsen (Lily Dale) Jon Orsini (Carson) Stephen Payne (Pete Davenport) and Aidan Quinn (Will Kidder).

Creative team includes: Jeff Cowie (Scenic Design), Van Broughton Ramsey (Costume Design), David Lander (Lighting Design) and John Gromada (Sound Design).

Signature Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd St.); November 7 to December 15, 2019, All tickets for the initial run of the production are $35 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. – Sun., 11am – 6pm) or visit Running Time: 2:10 with 15 min. intermission.