“A Coffin in Egypt” by American master Horton Foote. Produced by Carvers Barn and Dovetail Productions, with Obie-winning actress Maude Mitchell. Outdoors. 90 minutes without intermission.
1968 Egypt, Texas.
“A Coffin in Egypt” by American master Horton Foote is a haunting drama of the mythic life of a
Texan royal. Born of privilege in 1880, Myrtle Bledsoe, 'The Queen' of Egypt, Texas looks back on a life of strife; immersed in the class, race, and women’s issues of the 20th century. In a final quest to recalibrate the weight of her heart Myrtle lays bare family secrets of sexual betrayal and murder.
Myrtle's reckoning is ingeniously portrayed by Obie-winning actress Maude Mitchell accompanied by a live trio led by musical director and composer Carver Blanchard. An auditory painting frames the play with brushstrokes of humor, horror, and surrealism staged by legendary director Lee Breuer a few months prior to his recent passing.
“A Coffin in Egypt” pays homage to Foote’s muse, brilliant short story writer Katherine Anne Porter.
Tickets are $25 and $10 for students. Performances are April 30, May 1st , May 2nd at 5 p.m at 14 Rockwell Ave., south, and can be purchased online at https://coffininegypt.eventbrite.com.
General Admission - USD 25.0
14 Rockwell Ave S