See it if You truly love a well told story that resonates long after you've seen it. Great story,great performances and time period sets....
Don't see it if You are not interested in shows that touch the soul.
See it if For an intimate drama with a bit of humor. The acting is incredible. Beautiful sets and lighting.
Don't see it if Drama about people in 1920s Texas talking about the lives and troubles is not your thing.
See it if you're a Horton Foote, Hallie Foote &/or Harriet Harris fan. Moving and full of charm.
Don't see it if you want FLASH or POP or sexyness. I wish the 3rd part had the other characters from Parts 1 & 2 back.
See it if fan of horton foote and like multiple story lines
Don't see it if don't like plays dealing with mental issues and cheating spouses
See it if really well acted, an excellent production of an old play
Don't see it if familiarize yourself a little with the playwright (at least read the bit in the program), context of his work helps understand the play
See it if you want to see a group of extremely talented actors taking on the work of a classic playwright
Don't see it if you are not a fan of Horton Foote or period pieces of any kind; you need a lot of action in the plays you see
See it if you enjoy the plays of Horton Foote. This one is not in the league of "The Trip to Bountiful." Always great seeing Hallie Foote on stage.
Don't see it if you are not into character-driven plays. You need a lot of action in your plays.
See it if you love the plays of Horton Foote and wish to see three exquisite, related, often hilarious (& sometimes heartbreaking) short plays.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy the minutia of small town gossip, family squabbles of fragile and over sensitive Southern personalities. Read more
"This loose-jointed triptych hardly ranks among Foote’s finest work...'The Roads to Home' lacks the seamlessness of Foote at his best; often, its dialogue seems not woven but nailed together. But for a Southern boy like me, the sound of Ms. Foote and Harriet Harris rattling on...is a home-baked treat too delicious to miss...Foote and Harris surf their characters’ streams of consciousness with a virtuosic lack of self-consciousness, giving equal weight to the trivial and the tragic."
"Michael Wilson’s firm, translucent production hits the right notes of melancholy, dry humor and nostalgia we’ve come to expect from the author of 'The Trip to Bountiful' and 'The Orphans Home Cycle'...There are lovely performances by two great ladies of the stage: Hallie Foote and Harriet Harris...The final act, set in an Austin asylum where Annie has lost the narrative thread of her life, is both deeply sad and gently whimsical—a magic trick that only Horton could pull off."
"Time seems to move more slowly while you're watching a Foote play, and I mean that as a compliment...'The Roads to Home' is less concerned with plot, of which there isn't much, than with subtle character revelations. The quiet direction by Foote veteran Wilson enhances the cozy intimacy, as do the ensemble's excellent performances...This evening of one-acts is a minor effort...But it offers enough subtle pleasures to infuse us with the warm feeling that we indeed can go home again."
"Few male playwrights can match Horton Foote for the women he sparked to life...In truth, little happens in the way of plot in 'The Roads To Home,' and yet Michael Wilson has staged the show with such truthful economy of emotion that every moment rings true and cuts deep. Which is how it goes with the fine, rich work of Horton Foote. From Hallie Foote we expect such subtle realism; the surprise is Harris, usually in broader form as a nasty wit but here less wicked than desperate."
"Under the sensitive direction of Michael Wilson, the production is gorgeously designed and beautifully acted as the drama maintains a constant low boil...Theatergoers who live for sharp-tongued exchanges and explosive confrontations are likely to be underwhelmed by Foote's quietly tragic drama. But if you take the time to slow down and really listen, you're likely to find a vibrant epic within the subtext, a snapshot of a bygone age that still reflects our present condition."
"Sometimes I think we have it all wrong when we call Horton Foote a playwright; really, he's a composer, wringing music both merry and melancholy from the everyday conversation of his characters...'The Roads to Home' is a minor work, a chamber piece in three movements, but it is no less resonant for all of that. Each scene is filled with Foote's acute understanding of these people; in his hands, the deeply ordinary seems extraordinary. And when his characters talk -- oh, the music they make!"
"It's as fiercely magical and fiendishly funny as it is chilling in its projection of the ultimate in 'you can't go home again' moralizing, thanks in large part to the presence of Hallie Foote...She effortlessly conveys the dying light and dimming beauty that describe Mabel's own fragile and tragic state. It's sumptuous work that, except for Abner, is not matched by other members of the company...Wilson's direction is focused but soft, and could be paced just a bit quicker."
"This play–essentially three interconnected one acts–isn’t exactly quintessential Foote. The comedy is not just more copious, but broader than usual, and the tragedy a little deeper. It’s a testament to director Michael Wilson (a specialist in Foote’s work) and the excellent ensemble he has assembled that this piece not just coheres, but tickles the funny bone and touches the heart...While hardly in the same league as Foote’s masterworks, it’s definitely a journey worth taking."