There’s no place like home, right? However clichÃ©d that statement is or becomes, it’s still true for many. And it’s definitely true for Carrie Watts, the heroine of Horton Foote’s beautiful play, The Trip to Bountiful.
“In 1953 Houston, elderly Carrie Watts dreams endlessly of visiting her childhood home one last time before it’s too late. But, before she embarks on a sentimental journey home, she must find a way to escape the suffocating supervision of an over-bearing daughter-in-law and under-serving son. Both heartbreaking and uplifting, this haunting American classic is an unforgettable meditation on the idea of home and its power to sustain us.”
The ACT Theatre is bringing Carrie to the stage from May 7th to June 6th and there are a couple of ways to save a little money and still see the play.
Pay What You Will showings will be on Sunday, May 9th at 7:30 pm and on Thursday, May 20th at 2:00 pm.
If you buy tickets for regular performances, you can get a 20% discount by using the password: MOUNTAIN supplied by radio station 103.7 The Mountain. The play will have several different special showings and programs – check the website for details. The ACT Theatre is located downtown at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.
The film version of The Trip to Bountiful in 1985 garnered a well deserved Oscar for Geraldine Page.
Get a sneak peek of the production: