The Trip to Bountiful

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 - Sunday, Mar 9, 2014 at Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage

By Horton Foote

Directed by Kate Buckley

Starring  Carol Mayo Jenkins

A moving and riveting story from one of our country’s greatest writers.

The air by the river. The song of the red bird. The feel of soil in her fingers!

Widow Carrie Watts yearns to return to the small Gulf Coast town of Bountiful, where she grew up and raised her family. When she slips away with her latest pension check, the results are both heartbreaking and life-affirming.


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Additional Support

Media Sponsors

Ticket Pricing

Seating Chart


David Brian Alley ‡

Ludie Watts

Micah-Shane Brewer ‡

Houston Ticket Man #1

Johanna Dunphy ‡

Jessie Mae Watts

Neil Friedman ‡


Angela Graham ‡


Carol Mayo Jenkins ‡

Carrie Watts

Erik Johnson

Houston Ticket Man #2

Stuart Matthews ‡

Roy/Harrison Ticket Man

Artistic Team

Kate Buckley ◊


Michael Ganio ¤

Scenic Designer

Joscelyne Oktabetz

Costume Designer

John Horner ¤

Lighting Designer

Joe Payne ¤

Sound Designer/Composer

Marissa Ashlyn Raby

Stage Manager

‡ Appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ◊ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. ¤ Represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.

2.25.14 – “The Trip to Bountiful” Metro Pulse review (pdf)
2.23.14 – “The Trip to Bountiful” Knoxville News Sentinel review (pdf)
2.15.14 – “The Trip to Bountiful” Knoxville News Sentinel preview (pdf)
2.11.14 – “The Trip to Bountiful” press release (pdf)


Listen to a sample of the hymns in The Trip to Bountiful
Listen to  a sample of the sound design for The Trip to Bountiful