The Trip to Bountiful: Pulitzer Prize-Winner Horton Foote's Critically Acclaimed Drama
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Beth Henley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart, serves up another of her fine Southern-fried comedies. This funny and heartfelt play focuses on Carnelle Scott, a pageant hopeful with a large and dysfunctional family, who believes that winning the Miss Firecracker Contest will restore her reputation and vastly improve her life. But her path to the crown and sash becomes complicated when a cousin, a former Miss Firecracker winner, arrives unexpectedly. San Diego Theatre Critics Circle award-winner Samantha Ginn takes on the title role. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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The play stars a very poor and elderly woman who is trying to visit her childhood home in Bountiful, despite her son and daughter in law forbiding it. They describe her efforts as "running away". The story and the acting, particularly the old woman, is superb.
Horton Foote’s tender and moving American classic about finding your way home. Aging Carrie Watts desperately wants to return to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas while she still has energy and spirit. Her son would rather bury the past. And her daughter-in-law can’t understand why she would want to leave the city. But despite their protests, Mrs. Watts yearns to plunge her hands into the dirt, to hear the birds sing, to breathe the country air — and to prove that she is more than the fragile old woman people see when they look at her!