Ending a 30 year absence, celebrated actress Cecily Tyson, three-time Emmy® Award winner for “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “Oldest Confederate Widow Tells All” and Academy Award® nominee for Sounder, makes her triumphant return to Broadway in this eagerly anticipated new production, directed by the foremost interpreter of Horton Foote’s work, Michael Wilson (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Dividing the Estate).
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL follows Carrie Watts (Tyson), an active, highly motivated widow living in a cramped apartment in Houston in the Spring of 1953 with her son (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams) . Carrie escapes her relatives’ watchful eyes to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip soon becomes an inspiring and life-changing journey of discovery.
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is Horton Foote’s masterpiece about memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home. You won’t want to miss this powerful show The Cleveland Plain Dealer calls, “A gorgeous, great play. American theater at its most engaging.”
Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams and Condola Rashad come to Broadway in this story of an aging widow leaving her son and daughter in a Houston apartment to visit the home where she grew up. There in Bountiful, TX, she hopes to regain her dignity and peace of mind.