The fifth production of the 2012 Hangar season is a true American classic, Horton Foote
's The Trip to Bountiful. This intensely moving and riveting story of acceptance and coming home again will be directed by the Hangar's Associate Artistic Director Stephanie Yankwitt
(Hangar's Rounding Third) and features a cast of local favorites including Susannah Berryman (Hangar's Penelope of Ithaca, The Chalk Circle, Cabaret, and The Rainmaker) and Jesse Bush
(Hangar's Ever So Humble, Disney's Beauty and the Beast). The Trip to Bountiful opens tonight, September 7, and runs through September 15th. Get a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below!
Written by two-time Oscar winner Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies), The Trip to Bountiful is the story of Carrie Watts, who lives with her son and daughter-in-law in a small Houston flat. She is desperate and determined to return to her childhood home in Bountiful, Texas. Carrie is convinced that by returning home, she will reclaim her dignity, her peace of mind as well as her sense of self. This 1953 Broadway drama was called "The rarest of theatre experiences, an evening which will prove an indelible memory" by the New York World Telegram and was the basis for the 1985 Oscar winning film.
In keeping with the homecoming theme of the play, the Hangar cast features an impressive collection of "home-grown" talent comprised of professional actors whose work in Ithaca is distinguished and celebrated. Along with Berryman and Bush, the cast includes Sarah K. Chalmers, Sarah Charles, Dane Cruz, R.M. Fury, and Vincent Hannam.
The recently renovated theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca, NY. The Hangar Theatre is committed to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities.
Tickets and more information are available online at www.HangarTheatre.org.
Photo Credit: Rachel Philipson
Susannah Berryman, Jesse Bush, Sarah K. Chalmers
Susannah Berryman, Sarah K. Chalmers, Jesse Bush