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Lois Smith Cast In New Horton Foote Play, 'The Old Friends'

Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will be directing Betty Buckley, Lois Smith and Hallie Foote in the world premiere of Horton Foote's "The Old Friends" at off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Company, which also co-produced Foote's "The Orphans' Home Cycle" with Hartford Stage.

The new play by Foote, who died four years ago in Hartford at the age of 92, will begin performances Aug. 20 and opens Sept. 12.

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Wilson directed the current Broadway revival of "The Trip To Bountiful" starring Cicley Tyson. The show received four Tony Awartd nominations: best revival, best actress, best featured actress and best sound.

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