Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company

The Trip to Bountiful



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Special Events
Project D.A.T.E.

Direct Access Theatre Experience
Date: Oct. 25, 2014
On Sale: Now

Performance Length

Approx. two hours and
10 minutes, with one intermission.

Be Aware

Recommended for audiences ages 13+

Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.


CTG Show Guide for Parents

Season Sponsor

Bank of America



Cicely Tyson has a "POWERFUL & EXPRESSIVE GIFT." Vanessa Williams is "WONDERFULLY ENTERTAINING." Blair Underwood is "EXTRAORDINARY."

 — Los Angeles Times

“Book the next bus to Bountiful.”

 —Ben Brantley, The New York Times

It’s the journey — and performance — of a lifetime when Mrs. Carrie Watts sets out to escape the big city and her overprotective family, fueled by the dream of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one last time.

“Without flaw! Can I get an amen?”

 —The Wall Street Journal

The legendary Cicely Tyson — after a 30-year absence from the stage — reprises her 2013 Tony Award® winning Broadway performance, taking the stage by storm in the critically acclaimed revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote’s American masterpiece. Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood will join Tyson in this exclusive engagement. Tyson and Williams appeared together in the 2013 Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful, while Tyson, Williams and Underwood all starred in the Lifetime TV version that aired in March.

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit, and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.”

 —Justin Davidson, New York Magazine

Bountiful is a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope and faith. This exclusive Ahmanson engagement is helmed by Broadway director Michael Wilson, the foremost interpreter of Horton Foote.

“Tyson gives an awe-inspiring performance.”

 —Entertainment Weekly

When Tyson’s infectious Carrie bursts into a treasured hymn, we dare you not to sing along.


  • Author
    Horton Foote
  • Director
    Michael Wilson
  • Scenic Designer
    Jeff Cowie
  • Costume Designer
    Van Broughton Ramsey
  • Lighting Designer
    Rui Rita
  • Sound Designer/Original Music
    John Gromada
  • Wig Designer
    Paul Huntley
  • Make-Up Designer
    Angelina Avallone
  • Produced in association with ArtsEmerson
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Blair Underwood
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell
  • Devon Abner
  • Wade Dooley
  • Arthur French
  • Pat Bowie
  • Russell Edge
  • Dalila Ali Rajah
  • Keiana Richàrd
  • Duane Shepard, Sr.
  • Desean Kevin Terry