Lily Tomlin in The Search... at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for The Search… was Saturday July 5, 2003 / 2:00pm.
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One of Broadway's most loved shows of 2013, The Trip to Bountiful, comes to the Ahmanson stage, starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams & Blair Underwood -- the same trio who starred in the TV film version of the show earlier this year. Tyson and Williams both headlined last year's Broadway production, which earned Tyson every major theatrical award, including the Tony. The Trip to Bountiful has a simple, relatable plot that's both heart-wrenching and inspiring: A spry widow living in a cramped apartment with her watchful son and daughter-in-law sneaks off on a secret journey to her beloved hometown of Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip becomes a life-changing journey. This hit Broadway production -- a revival of the original 1954 production -- inspired The Wall Street Journal's theater critic Terry Teachout to say, "I've never been more deeply moved by a theatrical production of any kind." Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“A jaw-dropping exhibition…Tomlin’s timing is so acute that she can whip up a giant laugh one minute and command intense silence the next. I almost literally forgot that only one woman was on stage.” Los Angeles Times
“A stunning tour de force!” San Francisco Chronicle
“Amazing, funny and astonishingly prophetic.” Associated Press
When the show first premiered, the New York Times called it “a goosebump experience—with Lily Tomlin trailing like a comet through a galaxy of characters—and who can stop tingling long enough to resist!”The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
is a 13-character play performed by one person, the incomparable Lily Tomlin. With great compassion, the play portrays our tragic and comic aspects by exploring the fictional lives of the everyday people we see, but may not acknowledge. These are gentle but often misguided people, searching for self-knowledge and recognition. We connect with them in a rueful, affectionate way as they embrace the “hip” culture that defined the late 20th century. Written by Tomlin’s longtime partner, Jane Wagner, The Search… explores our world primarily through the eyes of the wise, witty and wacky bag lady, Trudy. Trudy lives on the streets of New York and serves as a tour guide to visiting aliens who are trying to understand the inconsistencies of human nature. Trudy diligently works to show them our best side and to explain behavior, which often seems—even to her, a self-described crazy person—crazy.