Critically Acclaimed Heartfelt Drama The Trip To Bountiful at the Goodman Theatre
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We ate at Pettorino's, which adjoins the Goodman theater. Their food is pricey, and the shrimp in my seafood Louie salad had an unpleasant iodine taste. The black olives in the salad were straight out of a can and lacking in flavor.Brigadoon dining • Aug 19 2014 star this tip starred
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The sets were wonderful and the story intriguing, but for me it didn't deliver. I recall the movie now, how I wanted to connect with the story but didn't. Slice o' life stories are right up my alley, but this one was like watching grass grow. ...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Exquisite… ‘I can now die,’ one muses to oneself during the final bows, ‘without ever needing to see that play again. For I won’t ever see it done better.’” -Chicago Tribune
“Highly Recommended! - Lois Smith gives… the most achingly beautiful performance of her long and distinguished career.” —Chicago Sun-Times
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Horton Foote’s tender, heartfelt study focuses on Carrie Watts, who dreams of returning to her childhood home in the small town of Bountiful, Texas, which she left three decades ago. She sets out to fulfill her dream, with results that are both heartbreaking and brilliantly life-affirming.
Directed by Harris Yulin
Starring Obie Award-winner Lois Smith
Part of the Horton Foote Festival