The Paley Center Presents Food for Thought Productions

"The One-Armed Man" by Horton Foote

Apr 6, 2010
2:00 PM ET
New York

2:00 pm
The Appetizer
You will have a chance to see rare footage of Lillian Gish in Horton Foote's masterpiece, The Trip to Bountiful taken from the archival collection at the Paley Center. Bountiful was originally a radio drama. Next you will be privy to excerpts from an interview that I conducted with Mr. Foote who talks about the film version of Bountiful.
2:15 pm
The Main Course  
Then you will have a chance to see a fabulous Foote one-act performed along with a Tennessee Williams gem. The time is the summer of 1928, the place is a cotton gin in Harrison, Texas and the play is The One-Armed Man by Horton Foote. Follow us on this southern journey—the next stop is the front porch of the Meighans' residence near Blue Mountain, Mississippi in 27 Wagons Full of Cottton by Tennessee Williams. In Foote's one-act, Ned McHenry has lost his arm in a cotton gin. He confronts the manager of the gin and demands that his arm be returned, insisting that it has been "Mixed up in somebody's bale of cotton." In a southern delight by Williams, Silva Vicarro's cotton gin has been burnt down. One man has lost his arm because of a cotton gin, the other man has lost his entire cotton gin. Both men are plagued by these losses which are of a tangible and symbolic nature. Both men seek revenge.
3:15 pm
The Reception  
Join us for a reception where you'll be transported back from a southern plantation to midtown Manhattan at the Paley Center. You'll have a chance to mingle with each other and the cast and digest the food for thought that you've experienced all afternoon.

For information and to order tickets, please call 646.366.9340 or click the links below.

Tickets (Includes Reception)
General Public: $65
Paley Center Members: $50 

Members Only!

Buy first ticket to Food for Thought Productions at $25 to get a taste of this wonderful program. Email or call 212.621.6780 to join!

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Food for Thought Productions 2010 Schedule


All performances are at 2:00 pm.
Casting for each reading is announced two weeks prior to the program.
Click on individual events below for details.

Monday, February 8, Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
Monday, March 8, Schoolyard Confidential by Mark O’Donnell (coauthor, Hairspray), Lady With A Lamp by Dorothy Parker, and Did You Know My Husband? by Susan Charlotte Buy Tickets
Tuesday, March 16, POP by Michael Cristofer (author of Pulitzer Prize–winning play, The Shadow Box and film The Witches of Eastwick) Buy Tickets
• Wednesday, March 24, The Patient* by Agatha Christie Buy Tickets
• Tuesday, April 6, The Man with One Arm* by Horton Foote Buy Tickets
• Thursday, April 15 Miss Julie by August Strindberg Buy Tickets
• Wednesday, April 21, Scenes from classic Arthur Miller plays, with Joan Copeland, renowned actress and sister of the playwright Buy Tickets
• Monday, April 26, Love and How to Cure It by Thornton Wilder and a play by Dorothy Parker with Len Cariou Buy Tickets
• Wednesday, May 5 In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel by Tennessee Williams Buy Tickets
• Thursday, May 13, Black Comedy* by Peter Schaeffer Buy Tickets
• Tuesday, May 18, Star Chamber* by Noël Coward Buy Tickets
• Monday, May 24, Schoolyard Confidential, Lady With A Lamp, and Did You Know My Husband? Buy Tickets
• Wednesday, June 9, Visitor from Forest Hills* by Neil Simon Buy Tickets
• Thursday, June 17, Love Letters by A.R. Gurney Buy Tickets

*Permission pending

Participants are subject to change.


Ticket Info

Members: $50
General Public: $65

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