Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley and senior dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson will discuss Henley's play, "Abundance" immediately following the 8 p.m. performance on Friday, April 5.
Henley ("Crimes of the Heart," "Miss Firecracker Contest," "The Wake of Jamey Foster,") will only be in Connecticut for this one performance. Williamson is also director of new play development
"Abundance" follows the 25 years of adventures of mail-order brides Bess and Macon,as they journey across the American frontier.
Henley, a Mississippi native, was also nominated for a 1987Oscar for her screenplay adaptation of "Crimes of the Heart." Henley's other screenplays include "Miss Firecracker Contest," "Nobody's Fool" and the cult favorite "True Stories," a collaboration with David Byrne and The Talking Heads.
Her latest play, "The Jacksonian" played last year at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Information: 860-527-5151 and www.hartfordstage.org.
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