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Report From New York: Tyson Rewarding In Trip To Bountiful

It’s rare that color blind casting is truly color blind. What happens so smoothly and appropriately in the Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s The Trip To Bountiful, is that a play about a white Texas farmer who seeks to reclaim the soul she lost moving to Houston in the early 1950s is, in fact, a perfect and effortless fit with a primarily African American cast. This edition is helped immeasurably that the part of Carrie Watts, the 88-year-old heroine who runs away from a stifling life relying on her son and daughter-law – is played by the dead solid 79-year-old Cicely Tyson.

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