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Horton Foote's A Coffin in Egypt

Presented by Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer's Center, Chevy Chase MD

Nov 15 - Dec 16, 2017

Horton Foote's A Coffin in Egypt

Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Horton Foote’s one-woman show, A COFFIN IN EGYPT, performed by Jane Squier Bruns. The play recounts the moving and dramatic life of elderly Texas widow Myrtle Bledsoe.

Per DC Theatre Scene critic Tim Treanor, “Quotidian takes a back seat to no theater in Washington as an interpreter of Foote.” As a part of Quotidian Theatre Company’s (QTC) 20th Anniversary celebration, we are including a rare play by Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote–the one-woman show A COFFIN IN EGYPT. Jane Squier Bruns, who excelled as Carrie Watts in Foote’s THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL and as Josie Weems in NIGHT SEASONS, now recounts a moving tale of the
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General Admission: $30

Seniors (65+): $25

Students & Members of the Writer’s Center: $15

Patrons 30&UNDER: $15 (Fridays ONLY)

Group Rate (10+): $15 Each

Open seating for non-subscribers. Tickets available at the door. (Cash or check ONLY)

Contact: 301-816-1023


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November 18, 9pm TALK BACK…

There will be an after play talk back with Jane Squier Bruns, Jack Sbarbori, and Gerald C. Wood on November 18. Gerald C. Wood, distinguished professor of English Emeritus and former director of the Horton Foote Center at Carson-Newman College, edited a casebook on Foote and a collection of the writer’s one-act plays. He also published Horton Foote and the Theater of Intimacy. Wood is vice-president of the Horton Foote Society.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Jane Squier Bruns as Josie Weems in Foote's NIGHT SEASONS


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