Long Division

When it comes down to it, people are always about the moolah (AKA the green, the monies and the Benjamins), and sometimes the family that might pray together doesn't necessarily stay together because of it. In Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate, all hell breaks loose when Stella's three children--Mary Jo, Lucille and Lewis--must decide whether or not to divvy up their mother's estate before she dies, in order to save their family's fortune from taxes and crummy real estate. If you could predict the future all signs would point to comedic chaos. So much for one big, happy family. The Dallas Theater Center's presentation of Dividing the Estate is part of the 2011 Dallas/Fort Worth Horton Foote Festival. Catch it through April 9 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Tickets are $15 to $95. For tickets and showtimes, call 214-880-0202 or visit dallastheatercenter.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: March 11. Continues through April 9, 2011
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