New production • The journey of a lifetime

By Horton Foote
Directed by Timothy Douglas
Held over thru April 10, 2011

Round House Theatre Bethesda

For info about audience events during this production - including the special Parents’ Matinee (with childcare for ages 3-12, must be potty trained), pre- and post-show discussions, audio-described and sign-interpreted performances – click here.

Photo of Lizan Mitchell and Howard W. Overshown by Roger Mastroianni



Trapped in a cramped Houston apartment with her soft-spoken son and self-absorbed daughter-in-law, widow Carrie Watts dreams of returning to her home in the small Gulf Coast town of Bountiful, where she grew up and raised her own family. Fearing that she’s an imposition and chafing under her daughter-in-law’s watchful eye, she steals away with her latest pension check and heads home. The results are both brilliantly life-affirming and heartbreaking in one of legendary playwright Horton Foote’s most beloved works.


Timothy Douglas (Permanent Collection) directs an African American cast in a new production endorsed by the Foote estate especially for Round House.


Horton Foote’s “most beloved and universal play” – Chicago Sun-Times


Co-production with The Cleveland Play House

The Trip to Bountiful is recommended for ages 13 and up


Cast includes: Doug Brown*, Jessica Frances Dukes*, Chinai J. Hardy*, Howard Overshown*, Lizan Mitchell*, Lawrence Redmond*

Director : Timothy Douglas
Scenic Designer: Tony Cisek
Costume Designer: Toni Leslie James
Lighting Designer: Christopher Studley
Production Stage Manager: Jennifer Schwartz*

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Learn more:

Playwright Horton Foote and the National Medal of Arts

Horton Foote on Wikipedia

The Trip to Bountiful on Wikipedia