Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tucson: WAYPOINT THEATRE presents Trip to Bountiful


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For Immediate Release



The Trip To Bountiful


A richly textured and triumphant tale of an elderly woman's journey home, The Trip to Bountiful features long-time Tucson favorite Marian Wald as Mrs. Carrie Watts. "Funny, adventurous, suspenseful…but ultimately uplifting as a demonstration of the human spirit" (Los Angeles Times), The Trip to Bountiful is "perfect on just about every level!" (Boxoffice)


Set in southeastern Texas in l953, Carrie Watts (Wald) is an elderly woman with a weak heart – but of strong, spiritual determination. Trapped in a tiny apartment under the care of her cowardly son and his shrewish wife, widowed Carrie is determined to escape and return to her girlhood home in Bountiful, Texas. Seizing her opportunity – and her meager Social Security check – Carrie sets out on an unforgettable quest to make peace with her past…and the secrets of her heart that draw her ever homeward one last time.


Directed by Melanie David, and also featuring Elizabeth von Isser (Jessie Mae), Frank Gates (Ludie), BreAnne Moncrief (Thelma) and Al Baumrucker as the sheriff. 


Through laughter and tears, this Pulitzer-winning playwright explores the inevitable need to assert independence and re-awaken the memories of yesterday.

"…the rarest of theatre experiences, an evening which will prove an indelible memory… Horton Foote has done, and done beautifully, the one thing it is important for a playwright to do.  That is, provide the disciplined material for expert actors to completely capture an audience and hold it through the evening."The New York World Telegram


Running time: Almost 2 hours without intermission



Atria Bell Court Gardens' Academy Hall Theater

6653 East Carondelet Drive (Northeast of St. Joseph's Medical Center)

Tucson, AZ  85710



Friday, April 30 & May 7 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, May 1 & May 8 @ 2pm

Sunday, May 2 & 9 @ 2pm


TICKETS ON SALE Thursday, March 25, 2010

Phone sales: (520) 616-8584 or online via Brown Paper Tickets:

Adults $18     Seniors/Student/Military $16      $15 per person Groups of 10+

Youth (5-10 years) $10


For more information, please visit Waypoint Theatre Company's website at or call (520) 616-8584.


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