Cicely Tyson stars in Horton Foote’s masterpiece about memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home.
It’s the spring of 1953. Carrie Watts (Cicely Tyson) is an active, highly motivated widow living in a cramped apartment in Houston with her son (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams). Carrie escapes her relatives’ watchful eyes to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip soon becomes an inspiring and life-changing journey of discovery in playwright Horton Foote’s enduring masterpiece.
The Trip to Bountiful, based on the television play of the same title, was first performed on Broadway in 1953. A 1985 film version starred Geraldine Page.