Opening Nov. 6 -The Trip to Bountiful

Grosse Pointe Theatre presents

The Trip to Bountiful…A poignant story of a woman determined to recapture love and compassion

Running through November 19


Grosse Pointe Theatre presents the second show of its 64th Season, The Trip to Bountiful, by Horton Foote. The show opens on Sunday, November 6 with a 2:00 p.m. matinee and continues Thursday through Saturday. November 10 to 12 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, November 17 to 19 at 8:00 p.m. Performances are in the Fries Auditorium of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. Tickets are $18. Group rates are available. For tickets and information, call 313-881-4004 or visit the Grosse Pointe Theatre website at

Fwd: Opening Nov. 6 -The Trip to Bountiful
The Trip to Bountiful is the story of Carrie Watts, a widow who longs to escape the cramped Houston apartment she shares with her son and daughter-in-law. She wants to visit her hometown of Bountiful one last time. Thwarted by her family who believes she is too frail for the trip, Carrie finally breaks away to the train station. In her travels she turns to strangers to help make her dream come true. The Trip to Bountiful is a bittersweet tale of recapturing love and compassion in a world that no longer seems to care. Carrie’s dream and determination recreate tender memories of days past for those whose lives she touches along the way.


The Trip to Bountiful was originally conceived as a television play, which premiered March 1, 1953 on NBC-TV, directed by Vincent J. Donehue, who also directed the play with Lillian Gish as Carrie Watts. Later that year, the show went on to play in east coast theatres and on to Broadway, where it played 39 performances. Perhaps the most widely-known version of The Trip to Bountiful is the 1985 film directed by Peter Masterson and starring Geraldine Page, who won Academy and Golden Globe awards for her portrayal of Carrie Watts.

For more information about Grosse Pointe Theatre or for tickets, call 313-881-4004 or go to the website at

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