The Man who Climbed the Pecan Trees

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 8:00pm
Performed By: 
Prosperous DS
Author: 
Horton Foote
Director: 
TJ Duggan

The character of the title is Stanley Campbell, publisher of the local newspaper in Harrison, Texas, who has taken to climbing the pecan trees in the Courthouse Square when he has drank too much, which of late, is most of the time.  His antics are borne patiently by his cheerfully resigned mother (who clings pathetically to the belief that there is still much to be thankful for and that her children are well and happy) and by his brother (who holds himself responsible for the loss of the family fortune). However Stanley's wife, Bertie Dee, has had enough of his accusations and drunkenness and has taken to locking him out of the house. Filled with moments of poignancy and gentle humor, this quietly understated play captures the essence of small-town Texas life during the years of the Great Depression.