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Contrary to its name, "The Trip to Bountiful" plays its safe in its offering. That is not to stay that it is lacking in superior theatrical value or minces any words for expressing its central theme - that of a determined elderly lady who wants to travel back to her birthplace. Moreover, Horton Foote, the writer and producer, is considered somewhat of a national treasure, what with having been the recipient of the coveted "National Medal of Arts Award" in 2000. The original namesake film was a critical and commercial success back when it was released in 1985, earning an Oscar for the leading actress, Geraldine Page.
The Trip to Bountiful tickets will give a unique opportunity to watch the award-winning cinematic production in a befitting theatrical rendition. The story is rather simplistic and perhaps that is the beauty of it. It follows Carrie Watts, a geriatric woman who though has reached the twilight of her life, yet is highly charged in trying to make every moment of her dwindling life a meaningful one. This is despite the fact the she resides in an apartment that has very little breathing room, especially with her son Ludie and his wife Jessie Mae also living there. However, things are made all the more uncomfortable when Carrie expresses her desire to make a trip to her hometown. Sparks fly between Carrie and her daughter-in-law, who has been using Mother Watts as a punching bag for her own shortcomings as it is. So when Carrie asserts her desire to travel back to her family farm, Jessie starts picking more faults with her. Yet what starts out as a simple wish to reconnect with her past, turns into a journey of self-discovery and a source of renewed inspiration and courage against odds.
The stage version of The Trip to Bountiful had been doing the rounds of theaters for quite some time during the 2000s but it was only in 2012 that it was premiered on Broadway, that too in full star-studded fashion. Playing the lead character of Carrie Watts is Cicely Tyson, a fifty-year veteran of the film and stage. What makes this role more significant for Cicely is that it marks the end of a thirty-year hiatus from the Broadway stage. She also made history in 1974 when she was the first African American to win not one but two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of the protagonist in the acclaimed television adaptation of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. She received another Emmy for her role in Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All as well as an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1972 film Sounder.
If you are thinking that this is the extant of the embellished cast, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Vanessa Williams add a potent flavor to this already refined blend. These two need no introduction; the former won a "Best-Supporting Actor" Oscar for his role in the 1996 flick Jerry Maguire as well as a whole host of other awards such as the "Chicago Film Critics Award," the "Broadcasters Film Critics Award," the "Screen Actors Guild Award" and the "Critics Choice Award." Vanessa Williams has been dazzling film, TV and theater audiences as well as music listeners with her eclectic talent range for many years now. Her impressive accomplishments include 11 Grammy Awards nominations as well as nominations for a Tony Award and a trifecta of Emmys for her role of Wilhelmina Slater in Ugly Betty. She recently added another feather in her cap by having her memoir that she co-wrote with her mother land on the "New York Times Bestseller List." Rounding out the main cast is Condola Rashid who though being still in her twenties, garnered a Tony Award nomination in 2012 as well as ones for Outer Circle Critics and Drama Desk Awards, with a Theater World Award win for her role in the theatrical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning work, Ruined.
Claim some The Trip to Bountiful tickets to behold a masterful twist to Foote's tale that will give you many insights into your own struggles regardless of whichever stage of life you might be in.