Tony winner Cecily Tyson, Vanessa Williams, KeKe Palmer and Blair Underwood star in the Oscar, Pulitzer Prize, and Emmy Award winning adaptation of author Horton Foote’s Tony Award nominated play, “The Trip to Bountiful.”
Originally presented as “Bountiful” in 1953 as a Broadway drama and NBC teleplay, then revived as a film in 1985, the Lifetime Network offers a fresh adaptation of the Broadway production, set to premiere worldwide this weekend.
“In ‘The Trip to Bountiful,’ Carrie Watts, begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful.
When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful.”
Tune in on Saturday, March 8, at 8/7C for the world premiere of “The Trip To Bounctiful” on Lifetime. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie