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Dividing the Estate

Performances run from March 28 through April 27





"Dividing the Estate focuses on the Gordon's of Texas, ruled by matriarch Stella.  Plunging real estate values have a negative impact on the family fortune.  Stella's children engage in a debate about whether or not they should divide the estate while their mother is still alive in order to ensure themselves financial independence.  New York Daily News said the play 'goes for laughs and succeeds, and at the same time comments on more sweeping notions of avarice, entitlement and carpetbagging karma' ..."  The prolific and award winning Horton Foote remains a distinctively expressive voice in American drama.


  Actor's Name Role   Actor's Name Role
  Nancy Larner Stella Gordon   Chiara Issa Pauline
  Sharyn Case Lucille   Aili Jiaravanont Cathleen
  Della Lisi-Kerr Mary Jo   Natalie Swinford Sissie
  Adam (Sean Sellers) Son   Whitney Ellis Emily
  Gwen Wooldridge Mildred   Larry Creagan Bob
  J.L.T. Williams (Tally) Doug   Jaspre Dixon Irene
  Sean Singer Lewis Gordon      


Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim  ~  Book by George Furth

Performances Thursday through Sunday, May 30 through June 29

Directed by Michael Ross  ~  Produced by David Colley

Choreographed by Marie Gleerup  ~  Musically Directed by Rick Heckman

Amy Jessica Hayes   Larry Steven Shane
April Sarah McGuire   Marta Nina Ramos
David Joey Nestra   Paul Jared Pugh
Harry Eric Chaikin   Peter Thom Gilbert
Jenny Berkeley Clements   Robert Kevin Paul
Joanne Megan Cherry   Sarah Emily Price
Kathy Audri Hatch   Susan Claire Perry


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