The Day Emily Married

  Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street Bethesda, MD 20815, United States

 Jul 10 - Aug 2

 Full Price: $35
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  • Friday, Jul 10, 2020 / 8:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 / 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 / 8:00pm
  • Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 / 2:00pm
  • Friday, Jul 17, 2020 / 8:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 / 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 / 8:00pm
  • Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 / 2:00pm
  • Friday, Jul 24, 2020 / 8:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 / 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 / 8:00pm
  • Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 / 2:00pm
  • Friday, Jul 31, 2020 / 8:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 / 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 / 8:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 2, 2020 / 2:00pm


Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Horton Foote's play is set in 1950's Harrison, Texas. Emily Davis is about to be married and is determined not to let her parents talk her and her new husband, the strappingly handsome and ambitious Richard Murray, into living with them. But Emily's mother, Lyd, an expert in emotional blackmail, will not be deterred from getting her own way. Per "New York Times’" Ben Brantley's 2004 review, "If Harrison's stories of wrecked marriages, closet vices and family feuds give it a surface resemblance to "Peyton Place", it also has a fair amount in common with the blasted heath of "King Lear" and the arid fields of Samuel Beckett's tramps. The author of the resonantly named "Orphans' Home Cycle" of plays and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Young Man From Atlanta," Mr. Foote is a master of the distinctive art of balancing everyday domestic clutter over a pit of existential darkness." Featuring Jane Squier Bruns (Lyd Davis) and John Decker (Lee Davis). "The Day Emily Married" will be directed by QTC Artistic Director Jack Sbarbori, a Horton Foote expert who rediscovered Foote's play, originally titled "The Indian Fighters," at the Library of Congress. Foote gave Sbarbori permission to give "The Day Emily Married" its world premiere staging in 1997 in Silver Spring, MD, several years before it was produced again with Estelle Parsons and Hallie Foote at Primary Stages in New York City.

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