The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia (play)

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The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia
Written by Preston Jones
Series Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander, The Oldest Living Graduate
Setting Bradleyville, Texas, 1962. Meeting room of the "Knights of the White Magnolia" on the third floor of the Cattleman's Hotel.

The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia is the first play in the series A Texas Trilogy by Preston Jones. Set in 1962 it follows a meeting of 'the Knights of the White Magnolia', a Ku Klux Klan-like group, with seven members.

Production history[edit]

The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia premiered at the Down Center Stage on December 4, 1973.

The three plays "A Texas Trilogy" were first presented together as The Bradleyville Trilogy on in 1975 at the Dallas Theater Center.

The trilogy was presented under the direction of Alan Schneider in its premier as A Texas Trilogy at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The trilogy debuted on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on September 23, 1976, directed again by Alan Schneider. It closed after a mere 20 performances on October 29, 1976. It featured the following cast:


A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia Three Full Length-Plays in Repertory

This production played in repertory with A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander, A Texas Trilogy: The Oldest Living Graduate.

Broadhurst Theatre, (9/22/1976 - 10/31/1976) Preview: Sep 17, 1976 Total Previews: 2 Opening: Sep 22, 1976 Closing: Oct 31, 1976 Total Performances:22

A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia Awards

1977 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Fred Gwynne [nominee]

1977 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play Alan Schneider [winner]

1977 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play (American) Produced by Robert Whitehead, Roger L. Stevens; Written by Preston Jones [winner]

References[edit]

http://alkek.library.txstate.edu/swwc/archives/writers/jones.html

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