Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Trip to Bountiful

Profile Theatre
September 30 - November 1, 2009

Review by peanutduck

Halfway through the audience started sniffling and, understandably, never stopped; a desperation, ache for home, for a Bountiful, quietly underscores every moment, from Mother Watt’s running to Ludie’s moon gazing to even Jessie Mae’s selfish martyrdom. Affecting performances by leads. Starscape magical. Bus station scene onward drags - raise the stakes.


Anonymous said...

This was a lovely show. Standout performances by Jane Fellows and Laura Faye Smith.

Anonymous said...

The scenic design by Drew Foster is excellent...a most innovative use of the tiny Profile space...it defines very well the linear story of Carrie's journey.

tarnation said...

Wonderful show, everyone should see it. Night I saw it bus station on didn't drag, rather deepened. This was slightly undermined by inconsistent physicality, Jane rolled off that bench without any difficulty but then she's up and has to hit the same desperate note. Who cares, great show well-directed and designed. A pleasure to watch.