The Trip to Bountiful opens at the Little Theatre October 18

Showtimes: 7:30 PM, October 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 and 2:00 PM, October 20  and 27

Tickets:

$20/adults, $19/seniors, $10/juniors

Purchase online at www.nsbplayers.org or by phone at 386-423-1246.  Tickets may also be purchased in person, Mon-Fri at the box office from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm and two hours prior to every performance.

Carrie Watts, played by Ellen Shaw enjoys a tender moment with her son Ludie, played by Brandon King before secretly leaving on a trip to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas.
Carrie Watts, played by Ellen Shaw enjoys a tender moment with her son Ludie, played by Brandon King before secretly leaving on a trip to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas. PHOTO CREDIT: Travis Sherwood, sherwood.onuniverse.com

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is about the myth of an idea called home.

Horton Foote’s moving play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, who longs to escape the cramped Houston apartment where she lives with her protective son, Ludie, and her authoritarian daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. Carrie wants to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time before she dies. While Ludie is at work and Jessie Mae is at the drugstore, Carrie escapes to the bus station and befriends a young woman named Thelma. The new friends travel toward Bountiful together, but when Carrie arrives in nearby Harrison, Texas, she begins to learn that her beloved town isn’t the same as she remembered it.


The Little Theatre’s production of “The Trip to Bountiful” is directed by Jack Rose.

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