Horton Foote’s ‘Dividing the Estate’ celebrates a Brooklyn premiere

The Heights Players rehearse for their upcoming production of “Dividing the Estate.” Photos by Gerald Newman

The Heights Players performs Sept. 6-22

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Acclaimed playwright Horton Foote’s knowing comedy about family, money, power and greed is having its Brooklyn premiere at the Heights Players this September.  Considered a “must for discriminating theatergoers” by The New York Times, “Dividing the Estate” will delight with its laughs and yet captivate with its page-turning drama about a rapacious Southern family tangling over finances.

As with many of Foote’s plays, “Dividing the Estate” is set in the fictional town of Harrison, Texas in 1987. This prize-winning play focuses on the Gordon clan, led by octogenarian Stella Gordon. In the late 1980s, the country is facing a shifting economy.  The Gordon family must confront their past as they prepare for an uncertain future while facing plunging real estate values and unexpected tax bills. As their fortune begins to diminish, various members of the family – particularly Stella’s greedy children – prepare to divide her estate…while she is still alive!

“Dividing the Estate” opens on Friday, Sept. 6th and runs through Sept. 22nd. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($18 for seniors and those under the age of 18). Reservations can be made by calling 718-237-2752 or by visiting the Heights Players website at

And this is just the beginning of a great season at the Heights Players, a theater company that has been presenting quality productions in the Heights for 57 years.  Each month a new production will be undertaken, including great drama, mystery, comedy and, of course, musical theater. 

Visit the Heights Players website for the full line-up.  Subscriptions are available for the season through November 1st.  Take advantage of highly discounted ticket prices by subscribing now.  Full details on subscriptions to the Heights Players season can be found on its website.

“Dividing the Estate”
September 6-22, 2013
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $20 ($18 for seniors and those under 18)
718-237-2752 or online at
Location: 26 Willow Place (between State and Joralemon Streets), Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

September 3, 2013 - 11:30am



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