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.
“I’ve never been more deeply moved by a theatrical production of any kind.” - Wall Street Journal
"…the rarest of theater experiences, an evening which will prove an indelible memory…Horton Foote has done, and done beautifully, the one thing it is important for a playwright to do. That is, provide the disciplined material for expert actors to completely capture an audience and hold it through the evening." - NY World-Telegram.
“...perfectly entertaining...” - Hollywood Reporter
“Bountiful seems as fresh and vibrant as the day Foote finished it.” - Time Out New York
“The Trip to Bountiful is an American treasure...” Backstage
Carrie Watts - Louisa Flaningam*
Ludie Watts - Chris Holt
Jessie Mae Watts - Amy Roche
Thelma - Hannah Daly
Sherriff/Man 2 - Michael Kimball
Roy/Man 1 - Glenn Anderson
* Member Actors' Equity Association