Cherry Lane Theatre revives Horton Foote's 1955 play, a searching look into America's heart and soul, and a poignant story of loss and redemption. More…
'The Traveling Lady' is the tale of an intrepid woman who journeys to a small town in Texas to reunite with her husband upon his release from prison. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production is part of Cherry Lane Theatre's 2nd Founder's Project, and a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions.
See it if I enjoyed basking in the warmth of these characters and their southern hometown.
Don't see it if The script or maybe the acting was unconvincing in spots.
See it if you're a Horton Foote fan, you enjoy southern plays that take their time introducing characters and moving the plot, atmosphere is important
Don't see it if you don't like slow moving but emotionally resonant plays, mixed southern accents, actors moving up and down the center aisle
See it if you enjoy wonderful character studies. I enjoyed watching the plot unfold of these small town characters. Very talented cast.
Don't see it if you want lots of action and powerful dialogue. I enjoyed the realism of this play. It doesn't blow you away, it just make you an observer.
See it if you are a Horton Foote completist and want to see all of his plays on stage. This is definitely second-tier Foote.
Don't see it if you don't like slowly paced plays without much action.
See it if you are a big fan of Foote; typical of his genre; folksy and endearing characters; plodding and somewhat predictable.
Don't see it if you dislike Horton Foote's plays; you can't stand too too cute little girls lisping adorably; not a fan of senile little old ladies.
See it if You can appreciate Horton Foote's work. This is not his best. Many in the cast give super performances.
Don't see it if If you can't deal with slooww performance. If you've never seen Foote's work before.
See it if you like Horton Foote.Lynn Cohen gives brilliant performance. She is worth the price of the ticket.A masterclass in making a small role big
Don't see it if you are looking for heavy, meaningful drama.It's typical Foote, entertaining, light.Go to see Lynn Cohen. Wow. What a performance.
See it if you enjoy an engrossing story with interesting characters, each with their own issues, complexly interacting.
Don't see it if you don't like Horton Foote or shows that take their time to develop.
See it if you like stories about small town folks with perceptive insights into people trying to cope with their conditions and superb acting.
Don't see it if you dislike stories that focus on the minutia of everyday problems and is somewhat predictable.
See it if on a hot summer afternoon you need to slow down and sip a verbal lemonade for 90 minutes.
Don't see it if You need meaningful dialogue that doesn't make you feel you're doing charity work in a old peoples' home.
See it if you appreciate drama about timeless familial relationships and personal struggles set in Southern towns in 1940s. Bull, Cohen, Tetlow excell
Don't see it if you prefer musicals, large sets, or drama featuring blacks, Hispanics, Asians, LGBTQs or other ethnicities/minorities or cannot sit 105 min.
See it if you enjoy good theater, PERIOD. Excellent ensemble - both comedic and serious. NO ONE broke onstage all night - even the line-less sheriff!
Don't see it if you expect high-drama w/big set-changes. It's a simple, down-home country tale, gifted us by great story-tellers. As warm as just-baked pie.
See it if you are a fan of Horton Foote's work about a lady coming in to town to meet her paroled husband and the disappointments she encounters
Don't see it if you are not a fan of talkie, slow moving shows about southern life styles & values & how neighbors are like family helping out strangers.
See it if Are a Fan of Foote's work. Like a sweetly told tale of small town Texan melodrama.
Don't see it if You are easily perturbed by uneven accents (not accurately Texan). Need action and elaborate production values.
See it if The quintessential "Lets Put On A Play" with our best friends at our local theatre feel with a midlevel Horton Foote text
Don't see it if Feels like the first class production of a show you might find in a suburb more than 90 minutes from a major city
See it if you enjoy Horton Foote's plays about real people and real problems. The acting and direction are excellent.
Don't see it if you want an up to date story. The theme of this play has been done many times since Horton Foote wrote "The Traveling Lady" in 1955.
Also Seeing the play was like spending a delightful time with good people.
See it if for a low key southern drama. Not a lot of action, but interesting and engaging character interactions. Very good acting carry this show.
Don't see it if you want an action packed play. Don't go unless you like character studies.
See it if if you like plays by Horton Foote - even though it is not one of his best - it still it had a nice story with interesting characters.
Don't see it if if you need to see fast moving plays that have huge profound ideas.
See it if Foote's writing again ensnares the audience. Southern charm and rhythm is pleasant to experience. Fantastic set design; even glowing bugs.
Don't see it if You need medium to fast pace and modernity.
See it if you love good theater. This is a charming and touching play by the masterful playwright, Horton Foote. Jean Lichty is the lovely lead.
Don't see it if If you know and love Foote's work, you will have a memorable experience. Don't like Foote's work? Well, look elsewhere for theater magic.
See it if you enjoy Horton Foote. The pacing is leisurely.
Don't see it if you expect top-notch Horton Foote writing. This is not as good as The Trip to Bountiful, but still quite enjoyable.
See it if You are a fan of Horton Foote! His plays can take place anywhere at anytime. Very good acting!
Don't see it if Are not a Horton Foote fan and are not into family sagas.
See it if I enjoyed this sweet and simple revival. Angelina Fiordellisi's great performance transported me.
Don't see it if Although it may be perfectly suited for the production, the set was a big turnoff to me. It felt a bit like community theatre at times.
See it if Not Foote's best. Unsurprising, with characters curiously (deliberately?) lacking backstories. The acting will hold you.
Don't see it if You're looking for action, meaning, insights
See it if you like Horton Foote plays about simple, sincere people trying to be kind to one another even in iffy circumstances, realistic portrayals.
Don't see it if You don't like tales of rural Southern life, ex-convicts trying to reintegrate into everyday life, mother-daughter good-natured bickering..