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Stephen Sondheim Theatre

The Trip to Bountiful tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas one last time, against the wishes of her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Oct. 9, 2013.

Theater

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

124 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Story

What Is the Story of The Trip to Bountiful?
Horton Foote’s emotional 1953 play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who longs to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time before she dies. Carrie’s protective son Ludie and authoritarian daughter-in-law Jessie Mae forbid her to leave Houston, although Carrie and Jessie Mae are constantly butting heads in the Watts family's two-room apartment. While Ludie is at work and Jessie Mae is at the drugstore, Carrie escapes to the bus station, and befriends a young woman named Thelma. Together, the new friends travel toward Bountiful together, but when Carrie arrives in nearby Harrison, Texas, she discovers her beloved town isn’t the same as she remembered it.

Show Dates

Preview

Mar 30 2013

Opening

Apr 23 2013

Closing

Oct 09 2013

Critics' Reviews

"Move over, you adorable scamps in ‘Annie.’ Settle down, weird girls in ‘Matilda.’ Broadway has a new unlikely heroine, a frail widow who hums hymns and has a bad heart."

Review by Mark Kennedy from Associated Press

"[Vanessa Williams is] a delight to watch, and looks sensational in Van Broughton Ramsey’s period costumes."

Review by David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter

Show Dates

Preview

Mar 30 2013

Opening

Apr 23 2013

Closing

Oct 09 2013
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