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The Trip to Bountiful began as a television play by Horton Foote. It then premiered on Broadway in 1953, starring Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint, and was later adapted into a 1985 film starring Rebecca De Mornay and Geraldine Page, who won an Oscar for her performance. In 2013, Cicely Tyson ("Sounder," "The Help") was cast to lead a Broadway revival opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. ("Jerry Maguire," "Radio"), Vanessa Williams (Into the Woods, "Ugly Betty"), and Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, "Steel Magnolias"). Get your tickets today to see this moving play performed live.Plot Synopsis:
Elderly Carrie Watts wants to go visit the town where she grew up (Bountiful, Texas), but she seems to keep being prevented from leaving by her overprotective son and daughter-in-law, who don't want her to travel alone. She plans to sneak away, but finds that trains don't go there anymore. When she finally boards a bus to a town near Bountiful, she becomes close with a young woman travelling alone and confides in her stories of her youth and her lost loved ones. Though her son eventually catches up with her with the help of the police, her longing to see her childhood home moves the policeman to drive her there. But when she arrives, the town is not at all how she remembers it. Order your Trip to Bountiful tickets to see Carrie's touching pilgrimage.Creative Team: Playwright Horton Foote The Trip to Bountiful News: April 23, 2013 After previews from March 31, The Trip to Bountiful opens on Broadway!