Venue Details

205 Star Starred
Goodman Theatre - The Albert
Between W Lake and W Randolph 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60601
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6 stars
Parking is expensive even with theater ticket validation. Check Spothero or ParkWhiz instead.
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"The Trip To Bountiful"
9 ratings
3.8 average rating
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17 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 10 2008

The play was excellent- the acting phenomenal. The seats were excellent. Made travelling downtown in horrible weather worth it.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 13 2008

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

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 12 2008

I really enjoyed the acting - everyone brought their character to life.

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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