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The Trip To Bountiful

29 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


In this bitter-sweet tale, Carrie Watts longs to escape the one bedroom apartment she shares with her son Ludie and self-centred daughter-in-law Jessie Mae and return to her home town of Bountiful. Her heart condition makes her wish more urgent. Ludie has the best intentions but after a long illness money is short. Jessie Mae doesn’t have a job but relies on Carrie’s pension cheque so that she can go to the beauty parlour. Set in 1950s Houston The Trip to Bountiful is full of hope, longing, and lost dreams.

Horton Foote, a Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist and Oscar-winning screenwriter, is often referred to as America’s Chekhov. Red Phoenix produced Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate in 2019 to both critical and audience acclaim.

Directed by Libby Drake and featuring an outstanding cast including Laura Antoniazzi, Krystal Cave, Megan Dansie, Brian Godfrey, Ron Hoenig, Sharon Malujlo, Stuart Pearce and Leighton Vogt.

“You have to watch out with my plays. They’re like yeast. You think they’re one thing, then all of a sudden subtext gets to working.” – Horton Foote

“I don’t really write to honour the past. I write to investigate, to try to figure out what happened and why it happened, knowing I’ll never really know. I think all the writers that I admire have this same desire, the desire to bring order out of chaos.” – Horton Foote


29 May
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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