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Cicely Tyson reflects on 'Trip to Bountiful' and journey back to stage
Cicely Tyson reflects on 'Trip to Bountiful' and journey back to stage

The role of Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" represents an artistic summit for an actress of a certain age — as well as a potential awards magnet. First played on TV and the stage by Lillian Gish, the character was memorably incarnated on the big screen by Geraldine Page, who won her only Academy Award for the 1985 movie adaptation. Last year on Broadway, Cicely Tyson won a Tony Award and a slew of other honors in a new stage production that featured a principally black cast. The octogenarian actress is reprising her role at the Ahmanson Theatre, where the play will begin performances later this month. Fall arts preview 2014: The season in...

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