True Blood’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell Joins Cast of ‘A Trip to Bountiful’
September 14, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
The Tony-Nominated Broadway Revival Debuts This Month:
The final cast has been announced for the revival of the Tony-nominated stage production of A Trip to Bountiful and True Blood’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell (who played Nicole in the HBO vampire series) has been named among the cast. While her role title has yet to be disclosed, you can view the synopsis for this production below:
“The Trip to Bountiful” tells the story of Mother Watts, played by Tyson. She is an elderly woman forced to live with her overprotective son, played by Underwood, and domineering daughter-in-law played byWilliams. Mother Watts’ dream is to return for one last time to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas. Her journey becomes a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope, faith and family.
The full cast list includes Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Devon Abner, Wade Dooley, Arthur French, Pat Bowie, Russell Edge, Dalila Ali Rajah, Keiana Richa’rd, Duane Shepard, Sr. and Desean Kevin Terry. It will be directed by Michael Wilson.
Preview screenings will commence September 17th through 25th. The official opening night will be September 26th 2014. You can find out more information or purchase tickets by calling (213) 972-4400. Alternatively, you can visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, or in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre. Tickets range from $25 – $115 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Ahmanson Theatre is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012. You can also purchase tickets online by clicking on the image below:
Source: Broadway World – Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Devon Abner & More Join the Cast of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ahmanson
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./A Trip to Bountiful/Center Theatre Group)