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Orphans’ Home Not Such an Orphanage Any More

by Jerome Weeks 31 Mar 2009 8:19 AM

The late Texas playwright Horton Foote died earlier this month while re-configuring his nine-play cycle, The Orphans’ Home, into three three-hour dramas. Now the Mellon Foundation has guaranteed that production: It donated $500,000 to the Hartford Stage, which will premiere the show in September.