On Stage

The Traveling Lady

Celebrating 100 years of Horton Foote

Cherry Lane Theatre's 2nd Founder's Project, in a coproduction with La Femme Theatre Productions, presents 


Directed by Austin Pendleton

Featuring Larry Bull, Lynn Cohen, Angelina Fiordellisi, Jean Lichty, George Morfogen, Ron Piretti, PJ Sosko, Jill Tanner and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba

Harry Feiner, Scenic and Lighting Design; Theresa Squire, Costume Design; Ryan Rumery, Sound Design and Original Compositions; Paul Huntley, Wig Design; Amy Stoller, Dialect Design and Dramaturg. 

Penned by the beloved playwright and master storyteller Horton Foote, The Traveling Lady is the unforgettable tale of an intrepid woman who journeys to a small town in 1950's Texas to reunite with her husband upon his release from prison. A poignant story of loss and redemption, The Traveling Lady looks into the heart and soul of America.

Performances are June 7 - July 16

June 7 - 24: Tuesday - Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 3pm

June 28 - July 16: Wednesday at 2pm, Thursday - Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 3pm

Special performances:
Tuesday, June 13 at 7pm -
Cherry Lane Benefit Performance
Thursday, June 22 at 5pm - Opening Night

Tickets are $65 (regular price), $95 (premium), plus a $2 facility fee


About the artists

THE TRAVELING LADY will feature Larry Bull (Broadway: Coast of Eutopia), Lynn Cohen (Broadway: Ivanov.  Film: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Angelina Fiordellisi (Broadway:  Zorba. Off-Broadway: Out of the Mouths of Babes), Jean Lichty (Off-Broadway: Nora, A Loss of Roses), George Morfogen (TV: HBO’s “Oz”. Broadway: A Man for All Seasons), Ron Piretti (Broadway: West Side Story), PJ Sosko (Off-Broadway: Jonathan’s Blaze, Row after Row), Jill Tanner (Broadway: Dividing the Estate, Enchanted April) and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic winner Karen Ziemba (Broadway: Bullets over Broadway, Contact, Curtains, Never Gonna Dance). 

HORTON FOOTE’s (Playwright) prolific writing career began with Texas Town produced Off-Broadway in 1941. Since then his plays have been produced on Broadway, at theatres across the country and abroad. Plays include Dividing the Estate (Tony nom., Outer Critics Circle, Obie Awards), The Young Man from Atlanta (Pulitzer Prize, Tony nom.), The Chase, The Traveling Lady, Tomorrow and his nine-play epic, The Orphan’s Home Cycle (New York Drama Circle, Drama Desk, OCC, Lortel Awards). A master storyteller on screen as well, he received Academy Awards for his adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird and for his original screenplay, Tender Mercies. Foote is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal of Drama, PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award and the National Medal of Arts Award from President Clinton in 2000. His memoirs, Farewell and Beginnings, are published by Scribners.

AUSTIN PENDLETON (Director) B.A. Yale University, 1961; studied acting in NY with Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen and Robert Lewis. Apprenticed at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Acting: IVANOV (CSC), Rosmersholm (Pearl Theatre), The Last Will, Love Drunk and Another Vermeer (Abingdon), Mother Courage and Romeo and Juliet (Public Theatre, Shakespeare In The Park), Limonade Tous Les Jours (The Cell), Small Craft Warnings (Mother Of Invention), The Sunset Limited (Steppenwolf in Chicago, 59e59 in NY). Broadway: The Diary of Anne Frank, Doubles, Hail Scrawdyke! (Derwent Award), The Little Foxes and Fiddler on the Roof, Off-Broadway: The Sorrows of Frederick, The Black Monk, Hughie, Sophistry, Educating Rita, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac (Obie and Drama Desk Awards) And Oh Dad… Title roles in Hamlet, Richard 3, and Richard 2 (Off-Off-Broadway), King Lear, Waiting for Godot and Quills (New Rep, Boston); Ivanov and Tartuffe (Yale Rep); Amadeus (Cleveland Playhouse). Film: Bad City (DVD), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, A Beautiful Mind, Trial and Error, The Associate, Guarding Tess, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, The Muppet Movie, Starting Over, Front Page, What’s up Doc, Skidoo, Catch-22. TV: “100 Centre Street,” “Oz,” “Homicide,” “St. Elsewhere.” Directing–Broadway: Spoils of War, The Little Foxes (Tony Nomination), John Gabriel Borkman, The Runner Stumbles and Shelter. Directing–Off-Broadway:  Nora (Cherry Lane), Hamlet, Ivanov, Three Sisters (Obie Award) and Uncle Vanya (CSC); Between Riverside and Crazy  (Pulitzer Prize) Vieux Carré and Toys in the Attic (Pearl), Fifty Words (MCC). Directing–London: Detroit (National Theatre). Directing–Regional: The Birthday Party, Detroit, Love Song, Frankie and Johnny, Harvey, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Three Sisters, Loose Ends, and Say Goodnight Gracie (Steppenwolf). Fathers and Sons, Beach House, The Master Builder, Miss Julie and The Dance of Death (Long Wharf). King Lear, Electra, Angel Street, and The Cherry Orchard (Whole Theatre). Playwright: Orson’s Shadow, Uncle Bob, Booth. Librettist: A Minister’s Wife. Recipient of 2007 Drama Desk Special Award as Renaissance Man of the American Theatre.