ACT Presents The Trip to Bountiful at the Allen Theatre
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The last date listed for The Trip to Bountiful was Sunday June 6, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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In this taut, twisty -- and timely -- thriller by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, a successful American investment banker named Nick finds himself in the clutches of a militant Islamic group in Pakistan, who're demanding a $10 million dollar ransom. But when the deal to free him suddenly falls through, Nick is forced to try and raise the money on his own. His subsequent stock-market wheeling and dealing -- and eye-opening lessons on the financial markets -- begin to sink in for his eager-to-learn captors, with truly terrifying results. Akhtar, author of the acclaimed novel American Dervish, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Disgraced. Learn More
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ACT's production of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" was flawlessly performed at the Allen Theatre.
Under Victor Pappas's direction "Bountiful" transported me to Houston of the 1950's. The entire cast did a masterful job. Marianne Owen (Carrie Watts) was simply terrific. I was touched by Carrie's journey to the hometown of her youth. Carrie's odessey home showed her inner strength and determination. She was genteel and gracious. A beautiful, inspiring, and thoughtful play. Don't miss it.
Written by Horton Foote
Initially released as a television play in 1953, and later adapted into an Academy Award winning film in 1985, The Trip to Bountiful now makes its ACT debut on the Allen Arena stage!
Directed by the renowned Victor Pappas and featuring Seattle luminary Marianne Owen in the leading role, Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful is an unforgettable meditation on the idea of home and its power to sustain us. In 1953 Houston, elderly Carrie Watts dreams endlessly of returning to the home of her youth, but to do so she must first find a way to escape the supervision of an over-bearing daughter-in-law (Mary Kae Irvin) and an under-serving son (Paul Morgan Stetler). What follows is a touching and inspiring odyssey through the American landscape and the landscape of the heart as Carrie discovers the true magic of home that lives within us all.
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