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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Trip To Bountiful Review by the Crown Prince of Web 2.0

It was time to do something different. For months I had just been watch anime, bollywood, gollywood and sci-fi shows on the Internet. I had seen the movie Red Tails, and in March I was watching all the episodes of Deep Space Nine.

I mentioned those two things in particular because little did I know was I going to see two of the actors live practicing the craft. The two actors are Cuba Gooding Jr and Vanessa Williams.

Mr. Gooding was one of the stars of Red Tails. A film about a Black Fighter squadon fighting in World War II. Mrs. Williams was a guest star in an episode of Deep Space Nine. I've been a modest fan of both for years.

I got to see both of these Icons playing with a third Icon, Cicely Tyson. The play The Trip To Bountiful which is scheduled to open Wednesday April 23. The play was piece of Black Americana.

It was interesting to see how comfortable it felt watching Black People play in roles that were originally performed by Whites. It remind much of what life is like today even though the play was set in 50's even with the reminds of the racial situation of the times subtle displayed in the set of the play's bus station.

Ms. Tyson and Mrs. Williams really worked well with each other. Everytime either one made an innuedo, the other's character came to mind. Mr. Gooding and also Ms. Condola Rashad played the roles exceedingly well. I could really feel the tension of the inner decisions both characters had to struggle with.

This was really good clean fun on a Sunday afternoon and I recommend that you take your family to see it. For more information on the play you can go to The Trip to Bountiful Broadway

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