The Trip To Bountiful – by Horton Foote
DATE: Saturday, December 11, 2022
TIMES: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
***ONE DAY ONLY***
ALL MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED
Will need copy of vaccination record when we cast.
This poignant story is of an aging widow living rwith her son and daughter-in-law in a three-room flat in Houston, Texas in 1953. Fearing her presence may be an imposition on others, Mrs. Watts believes that if she could only get back to Bountiful, her hometown, she would surely regain her strength, dignity and peace of mind. The Trip to Bountiful follows Mrs. Watts through her physical and emotional journey home.
LOCATION: Lamplighters Theatre
5915 Severin Dive
La Mesa, CA. 91401
DATE: Saturday, December 11, 2022 TIMES: 2:00PM to 5:00PM ^ ONE DAY ONLY.
DIRECTOR: George Bailey
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Jo-Darlene Reardon
Producer: Enrique Arana
***ALL ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION – DIRECTOR IS SEEKING TRUE DIVERSITY IN CASTING ***
Mrs. Watts (60s-70s): A strong-willed, spiritual woman who suffers a quiet, emotionally oppressive existence in a cramped Houston apartment with her son and her daughter-in-law. She clings to the memory of Bountiful, the home of her youth, and longs to return there once before she dies.
Ludie (30s-40s): Mrs. Watts’ son. He feels like a failure in work, marriage, and life. He is torn between affection and loyalty to his mother and devotion to his wife.
Jessie Mae (Late 20s- 40’s): Mrs. Watts’ daughter-in-law. Although Jessie Mae is selfish and feels trapped in her life, she is not the “villain” in the piece.
Sheriff (Any Age): Comes in to rescue Mrs. Watts and take her to Bountiful.
Thelma (20s-30s): A fellow traveler on the bus who provides companionship and comfort for Mrs. Watts
Bus Ticket Men (May be played by one actor) (Any Age)
Performance Dates: 2/25/2022 to 3/20/2022 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm.