The Trip to Bountiful (Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago, closes Apr. 6). A Chicago revival of the off-Broadway production that was the talk of Manhattan playgoers two seasons ago. I praised it to the skies in The Wall Street Journal: “Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful is fully as worthy of regular revival as Our Town or The Glass Menagerie, and this production, directed by Harris Yulin and acted with quiet skill by Lois Smith and the best ensemble cast in town, leaves no doubt of its special quality….I doubt you’ll ever see it performed better, especially by Smith, whose acting is so beautifully straightforward that you feel as though you’re eavesdropping on her.” It should have transferred to Broadway, but no theaters were open at the time, so instead it’s being presented a second time as part of the Goodman Theater’s Horton Foote Festival. Do not miss this extraordinary show under any circumstances, no matter how far you have to drive, fly, or ride a bus in order to see it (TT).