The Trip To Bountiful Tickets
‘The Trip to Bountiful’ is an American classic and a bittersweet play which is the talk of the town these days. The gentle drama was originally written by Horton Foote in 1953, but most recently it has seen a marvelous revival on Broadway in 2013. The Trip to Bountiful tickets are now available so get yours to witness the touching tale being brought to life under the brilliant direction of Michael Wilson. The plot follows an elderly woman with a heart condition who wishes to escape the cramped house of her spineless son and overbearing daughter-in-law and travel to her hometown of Bountiful where she was born and raised.
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The Trip to Bountiful first premiered on the NBC Channel in 1953 and later on was also developed into a play. The original production ran for 39 shows on Broadway and won a Tony Award and a Theatre World Award. After this an off-Broadway version of the play was produced by the Signature Theatre Company of New York, this rendition of Horton’s original play also managed to earn positive reviews and garnered massive success in the theatre world. In this 2005 version of the play, the actress Lois Smith who played the main role of ‘Carrie Watts’ the elderly woman, won the Drama Desk Award for ‘Outstanding Actress in a Play’. Apart from these, this production also managed to win four Lucille Lortel Awards and an Obie Award.
The most recent 2013 Tony nominated edition of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful, casts the 88 year old Cicely Tyson in the lead role. Tyson is among the most celebrated actresses in the last five decades and has made a big return to acting after 30 years. The veteran actress had the honor of being awarded with her very own star in the ‘Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame’. The outstanding actress has received three Emmy Awards among which two of these were for her passionate portrayal of ‘Jane’ in the brilliant 1974 movie, “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”. Apart from this movie she was also nominated for an Academy Award and some of other famous film credits include “Jefferson in Paris”, “Bustin’ Loose” and “Fried Green Tomatoes”.
The star-studded cast of the play is not just limited to Cicely, other big names include Vanessa Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Condola Rashads. Vanessa is known for famous roles in hit Broadway productions like ‘Into the Woods’ and ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’. For the former she was nominated for a Drama Desk and Tony Award and for the latter she was honored with a Theatre World Award. Gooding is best known for his Oscar winning role of an arrogant football player in the movie “Jerry Maguire”. He has made his Broadway debut in this play and his remarkable performance has been praised by many, the New York Post summed up his performance by scripting “Cuba Gooding Triumphs!” Condoa Rashad is a young and tenacious actress who has recently made her standing in the Broadway scene. Her role in the prize winning play, “Stick Fly” received rave reviews and she is the winner of the Theater World Award for her incredible debut performance in the play “Ruined”.
To sum it all up it can be stated that the casting has been superb. Not only is Cicely funny and feisty but her co-stars have definitely proved more than convincing: Williams is courteously blunt as her daughter-in-law. Gooding as the son does full justice with his role as a kind man who is stuck between two women. And the rising new star, Condola Rashad has turned her undersized role of a soldier’s wife into one of the most touching characters of the play. Michael Wilson is a noted director of the works of Foote. His direction of ‘The trip to Bountiful’ skillfully allows the dialogues and actions to flow with real respect and gentleness that demands plenty of deep sighs from the audience. The love and care that the creators and cast members have for this production will pour out on stage.
The Stephen Sondheim Theatre of Manhattan is the place to be, if you want to catch the performance of this breathtaking play. Tickets sales are already through the roof so hurry and get your The Trip to Bountiful tickets to have a great time watching a splendid show.
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