South Coast Rep Presents the Classic Drama, The Trip to Bountiful
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Over the course of one sultry evening, a prominent Southern family is pushed to the brink when tender memories are relived and life-altering secrets are revealed. Wealthy plantation owner Big Daddy's family has gathered to celebrate his 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he's dying of cancer. As one son, a former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife, his money-hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their fair share of the family fortune. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by American icon Tennessee Williams sizzles with passion and greed. Learn More
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This classic is so current. The story is simple, but the message deep. Horton Foote was a literary hero- and an inspiration to writers (like me)who are interested in dramatizing the "human opportunity" as the healing to the "human condition."...continued
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Critics across the breadth of America have lauded this gem of a play about Carrie Watts, an aging widow who wants to go home. Trapped in a tiny apartment in Houston, she yearns for Bountiful, the Gulf Coast town where she grew up and spent the best years of her life. And—latest pension check in hand—she’s determined to get there, come hell or high water. The journey is filled with frequent humor and a tenderness that’s both heartbreaking and life affirming. Travel with her in this delicately beautiful play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, whose work has enriched SCR’s stages—and mesmerized its audiences.