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Home and Away: A Review of The Trip to Bountiful

Cicely Tyson stars in this 2013 Broadway revival of Horton Foote's 1953 masterpiece.

Cicely Tyson is a church-going Texan widow, with Blair Underwood and Vanessa Williams playing an unhappy married couple in The Trip to Bountiful, opening at the Ahmanson Theatre Sept. 26 (previews begin Sept. 17). The 2013 Broadway revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote’s 1953 masterpiece drew widespread acclaim and spawned a Lifetime TV version. Now, in this Center Theatre Group exclusive engagement, Tyson reprises her Tony Award-winning performance as Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas one last time, to the consternation of her overbearing son (Underwood) and his controlling wife (Williams). Directed by Drama Desk winner Michael Wilson, this trip seems bound for glory. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 213.628.2772