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Home of "A Natchez Christmas Carol," "Mississippi Medicine Show" & "Southern Exposure"

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THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

Every Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday During Fall Pilgrimage Friday September 23 - Sunday October 9 2016 2 Cast Tickets for Grand Benefactors and Sponsors.

 

Script by: Horton Foote

 

Fall Pilgrimage 2016, bring Mississippi author, Horton Foote's award-winning drama, "TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL" to NLT's stage in a repertory production featuring a white cast on one evening and an African-American cast on the next. The successful revival on Broadway with an African-American cast last season inspired us to do the same and offer a production on every evening of the Fall Pilgrimage.

Carrie Watts is old but has no shortage of spirit. Living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling, carping daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked, overprotective son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which she still refers to as "home." The trouble is her son, Ludie, is too con-

 

 

 

cerned for her health to allow her to travel alone and her petty daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae, insists they don't have money to squander on bus tickets, and forbid her to go. This prompts "escape" attempts each month which coincide with the arrival of Mrs. Watts' Social Security check. Then, Mrs. Watts makes a successful escape. Learning that trains no longer stop in Bountiful, she takes a bus instead and en route meets a young  woman with whom she shares both secrets and memories. Little does Carrie know that her son and daughter-in-law have alerted the police trying to thwart her last trip home.

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Tickets are Non-refundable Natchez Little Theatre does NOT mail out tickets. Tickets will be waiting at the box office when you arrive. Please present your Pay Pal receipt when picking up your tickets.

The box office opens 1 hour prior to each performance.

 

 

Natchez Little Theatre - 319 Linton Ave. Natchez, MS 39120  -  E-Mail : NatchezLT at cableone.net

Phone: 601-442-2233  Toll Free Phone: 1-877-440-2233

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