An elderly woman wearing a navy blue coat and matching hat, sits on a bench smiling with her suitcase on her lap.
Photo of Nancy Robinette by Scott Suchman.

The Trip to Bountiful

A classic American play about a remarkable journey home.

date September 23, 2022 — October 16, 2022
1h 30mins
Recommended for ages 13 and older

Carrie Watts dreams of escape from the bustling city and of a return to simpler times in her beloved Bountiful, Texas. She sets out on a risky journey to her beloved hometown, with her family in hot pursuit. Along the way, she encounters kindness and compassion … and makes a remarkable discovery about the true meaning of home. One of the foremost interpreters of Horton Foote’s work, Michael Wilson directs Nancy Robinette as Carrie Watts with Tom Story as her son, Ludie, and Kimberly Gilbert as her daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. This classic American drama is a touching portrait of family, what we hold onto and what we leave behind.

Artistic Team

Playwright Horton Foote
Director Michael Wilson
Scenic Design Tim Mackabee
Costume Design Ivania Stack
Lighting Design Rui Rita
Original Music and Sound Design John Gromada
Hair and Make-Up Design Danna Rosedahl
Dialects and Voice Director Lynn Watson
Production Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Assistant Stage Manager Julia Singer


Nancy Robinette

Mrs. Carrie Watts

Headshot of actor Joe Mallon.

Joe Mallon

Ludie Watts

Kimberly Gilbert

Jessie Mae Watts

Emily Kester


Marty Lodge

Houston Ticket Agent/Sheriff

Michael Glenn

Second Houston Ticket Agent/Voice/Understudy

Headshot for actor Christopher Bloch.

Christopher Bloch


Kimberly Schraf


Veronica del Cerro


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