Horton Foote Classic The Trip to Bountiful with an African American Cast
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The last date listed for The Trip to Bountiful was Sunday April 10, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
Parking very accessible in facility adjacent to theater which is reachable by an elevator that delivers patrons directly to the theater lobby. A flat fee of $5. with ticket stub for evening. Garage closes at 11 pm so diing after the show means one needs possibly to move car.Ordinary Days info • Jun 13 2014 star this tip starred
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An enjoyable show with good performances by a capable cast (especially Lizan Mitchell). I particularly enjoyed the fact that a play with such a colorless and universal theme was staged with an African American cast and hope that Round House will...continued
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Trapped in a cramped Houston apartment with her soft-spoken son and self-absorbed daughter-in-law, widow Carrie Watts dreams of returning to her home in the small Gulf Coast town of Bountiful, where she grew up and raised her own 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. The results are both brilliantly life-affirming and heartbreaking in one of legendary playwright Horton Foote’s most beloved works.
Timothy Douglas directs an African American cast in a new production endorsed by the Foote estate especially for Round House*.
*The cast includes Doug Brown, Jessica Frances Dukes, Chinai J. Hardy, Robert Jason Jackson, Lizan Mitchell and Lawrence Redmond.