The Orphans' Home Cycle

by Horton Foote

The Orphans' Home Cycle is a three part cycle comprised of nine plays, spanning twenty years and over twenty eight locations.


Hartford Stage and Signature Theatre 

directed by Michael Wilson

scenery designed by David M. Barber and Jeff Cowie

lighting  by Rui Rita

costumes by David C. Woolard

sound and original music by John Gromada

projections by Jan Hartley


American Theater Wing Henry Hewes Award for Best Production Design

Drama Desk Award for Overall Excellence

Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Set Design


"Expertly designed by Jeff Cowie and David M. Barber (sets), David C. Woolard (costumes), Rui Rita (lighting) and John Gromada (sound), this unfailingly engaging production seems to occur in both a very specific time and place and on the shores of eternity."

-  Ben Brantley (New York Times)

"Much of 'The Orphans' Home Cycle' takes place where most of Foote's plays are set, in the small town of Harrison, Texas.  Yet a sense of dwarfing vastness, of a world without horizons, is conveyed by the open-sky backdrop of Jeff Cowie and David M. Barber's lyrical set."

-  Ben Brantley (New York Times)

"Superior acting, directing and design work - hallmarks of the first two segments of 'The Orphans' Home Cycle' - are front and center in this final installment."

-  Joe Dziemianowicz (New York Daily News)