Bob Jones University Presents ‘The Trip to Bountiful’
April 20-28 at Performance Hall
The Trip to Bountiful is a play by American playwright Horton Foote. The play premiered March 1, 1953 on NBC-TV, before being produced on the Broadway stage November 3 – December 5, 1953.
The play involves a “woman who has to live with a daughter-in-law who hates her and a son who does not dare take her side.” While the unhappy family lives in a Houston apartment, Carrie Watts dreams of returning to Bountiful, where she was raised. She eventually runs away and embarks by bus to her destination. She meets several people along the way and upon her arrival, she is whisked back to Houston by her son and daughter-in-law.
The play was adapted into a film of the same name, released in 1985. The film stars Geraldine Page, Carlin Glynn, and Rebecca DeMornay.