The Young Man from Atlanta
Signature Theatre continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with The Young Man from Atlanta, written by Horton Foote and directed by Michael Wilson.
Performances are staged at The Irene Diamond Stage within the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Danger waits just underneath the surface in Horton Foote’s powerful, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of an aging couple still reeling from the death of their only child. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly modernizing 1950s Houston, the Kidder family’s lives are turned upside down once again when a figure from their son’s past shows up in town. They deny, deflect and deceive in an effort to avoid the danger but can’t avoid the inevitable reckoning. How far will these grieving parents go to avoid the truths this young man from Atlanta might reveal? The Young Man from Atlanta is a beautiful, heartbreaking play that explores and dissects the American dream while revealing the depths we go to in order to keep ourselves safe.