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THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Announces Speical Post-Show Talkback - Wed, Aug 7

The Trip to Bountiful




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The critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote’s American masterpiece, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, will host a special free talkback following the performance on Wednesday evening, August 7th.  The panel will feature three actresses with significant credits in works by Mr. Foote: BETTY BUCKLEY, ELLEN BURSTYN, and HALLIE FOOTE.  Focusing on the appeal and challenges of appearing in Foote’s plays, the one-night only event willbe moderated by The Trip to Bountiful’s director and frequent Foote collaborator, MICHAEL WILSON. All ticket holders for the evening performance on August 7th are invited to stay for the talkback.    

The panel participants are all very familiar with the plays of Mr. Foote.  Tony Award-winner BETTY BUCKLEY is currently in rehearsal for the New York premiere of Foote’s The Old Friends and also appeared in the film, Tender Mercies, which featured a screenplay by Mr. Foote.  Tony, Oscar and Emmy-winner ELLEN BURSTYN appeared as Mother Watts in a critically acclaimed production of The Trip to Bountiful, as well as a production of Foote’s Death of Papa, bothat Hartford Stage under Mr. Wilson’s direction.  She also appeared in Foote’s last film, Main Street, opposite Tom Wopat.  Tony Award-nominee HALLIE FOOTE is considered the premiere interpreter of her father’s plays, having appeared in several productions of his works in New York City, including Dividing the Estate, The Widow Claire, The Carpetbagger’s Children, The Orphans’ Home Cycle, and the off-Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful, among others.  She is currently in rehearsal for Foote’s play, The Old Friends.  MICHAEL WILSON is one of the most acclaimed directors of Horton Foote’s plays, having directed Dividing the Estate on Broadway, as well as the premiere of Foote’s three part, nine hour epic The Orphans’ Home Cycle, for which he received a Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Direction of a Play.  He also staged Foote’s The Carpetbagger’s Children for Lincoln Center Theatre and The Day Emily Married for Primary Stages. 

Directed by Michael Wilson, the current acclaimed revival of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St) through October 9, 2013Tickets are available at the box office, or by calling 212-239-6200.

Returning to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years in this production of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, the legendary Cicely Tyson has won every major theatre award of the season – the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award.  THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL also stars Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr, Emmy Award nominee and recording star Vanessa Williams, Adepero Oyude, and Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat.

Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal states, “I’ve never been more deeply moved by a theatrical production of any kind. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is without flaw!”  While Ben Brantley of The New York Times states, “Book the next bus to BOUNTIFUL! Cicely Tyson is remarkable.”  David Cote from Time Out NY calls the show, “Soul-stirring and flawless.  THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL seems as fresh and vibrant as the day Horton Foote finished it.” Mark Kennedy from Associate Press heralds, “Broadway has a new heroine.  Cicely Tyson is sublime!  She is feisty, funny and glowing with inner light.”  And Roma Torre from NY1 raves that Cicely Tyson’s tour-de-force performance is, “one that’s sure to be talked about for the next 60 years!

The inspiring American classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, tells the story of Carrie Watts (Cicely Tyson), who is trapped in a cramped Houston apartment with her soft-spoken son (Cuba Gooding Jr) and out-spoken daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), dreaming of a return to her home in the small Gulf Coast town of Bountiful, where she grew up and raised her family. Fearing that she’s an imposition and chafing under her daughter-in-law’s watchful eye, she steals away with her latest pension check and heads home in the journey of a lifetime. The result is an unforgettable play about the idea of home and its power to sustain us.

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL also features Devon Abner, Curtis Billings, Pat Bowie, Leon Addison Brown, Arthur French, Susan Heyward, Bill Kux, Linda Powell, and Charles Turner.   


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THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is produced by Nelle Nugent, Kevin Liles, Paula Marie Black, David R. Weinreb, Stephen C. Byrd, Alia M. Jones, Kenneth Teaton, Carole L. Haber, Philip Geier, Wendy Federman, Carl Moellenberg, Ricardo Hornos, Fifty Church Street Productions, Hallie Foote, Tyson and Kimberly Chandler in association with Joseph Sirola, Howard and Janet Kagan, Charles Salameno, Sharon A. Carr, Patricia R. Klausner, Raymond Gaspard, Andrea M. Price, Willette Murphy Klausner and Reginald M. Browne and associate producers Francesca Zambello, Faith Gay, Marvet Britto, and Randolph Sturrup.

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