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  A Coffin in Egypt at Writer's Center

A Coffin in Egypt

Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street Bethesda

Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote's A Coffin in Egypt recounts the dramatic life of an elderly Texas widow, played by acclaimed local actress Jane Squier Bruns. Jack Sbarbori directs this one-woman play at Writer's Center in Bethesda.

Thru - Dec 16, 2017

Box Office: 301-654-8664

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BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...Director Jack Sbarbori has created a suitable drawing-room set with patterned wallpaper and period furniture, and has decked Bruns with a fine, only slightly worn gown that heightens the contrast between Myrtle's poise and her family's underhanded behavior. A Coffin in Egypt is rich in discreet detail, and will leave you pondering the tragedy of Myrtle's long life long after you've left the theatre."
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Andrew White

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Anyone who thinks that storytelling is a lost art should hurry on over to the Quotidian Theatre Company, where Jane Squier Bruns is now holding forth in A Coffin in Egypt, Horton Foote’s masterfully told saga about a 90-year-old woman waiting to die."
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Ravelle Brickman

MD Theatre Guide - Recommended

'...“A Coffin in Egypt,” written by Horton Foote and directed by Jack Sbarbori (who also designed the costumes, set/properties, and, with John Decker, set construction), takes us to an antebellum world that reverberates to today. Myrtle Bledsoe is a widow reminiscing about her life from 1881 until 1958. Played with devastating loss by Jane Squier Bruns, she is a woman who was trapped by convention, race and class, and she is very, very angry."
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Mary Ann Johnson

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...A Coffin in Egypt, one of Horton Foote’s lesser known scripts, has one of the most unengaging titles imaginable, (it’s actually derived from the last line in Genesis). Get past the title, trust Quotidian, Horton Foote and Jane Squier Bruns and you’ll be in for a treat."
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Debbie Minter Jackson

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