PRESS - THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL


THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Horton Foote
directed by Martin Benson
October 21 - November 20, 2011
Segerstrom Stage

Critics across the breadth of America have lauded this gem of a play about Carrie Watts, an aging widow who wants to go home.  Trapped in a tiny apartment in Houston, she yearns for Bountiful, the Gulf Coast town where she grew up and spent the best years of her life.  And—latest pension check in hand—she's determined to get there, come hell or high water.  The journey is filled with frequent humor and a tenderness that's both heartbreaking and life affirming.  Travel with her in this delicately beautiful play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, whose work has enriched SCR's stages—and mesmerized its audiences.

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Lily Holleman and Lynn Milgrim in The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Lynn Milgrim and Daniel Reichert in The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
Jennifer Lyon, Daniel Reichert and Lynn Milgrim in The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Lynn Milgrim and Tom Shelton in The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

Lynn Milgrim, Lily Holleman and Richard Doyle in The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

       
Daniel Reichert and Lynn Milgrim in The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. Photo by Ben Horak/SCR. 
  
Lynn Milgrim, Daniel Reichert and Jennifer Lyon in The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Lynn Milgrim and Hal Landon Jr. in The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
Jennifer Lyon, Lynn Milgrim and Daniel Reichert in The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Lynn Milgrim in The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

       
Playwright Horton Foote.
  
The Trip to Bountiful logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.
  
The Trip to Bountiful logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.

Playwright Bio

Horton Foote had his first play, Texas Town, produced Off-Broadway in 1941. In a career that spanned 68 years, he had plays produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and at many regional theatres around the country. His plays include The Last of the Thorntons, The Young Man from Atlanta, Night Season, Laura Dennis, Vernon Early, The Roads to Home, The Carpetbagger's Children, The Day Emily Married, The Chase, Tomorrow, The Habitation of Dragons, The Traveling Lady and Dividing the Estate. He received Academy Awards for his screenplay adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird and his original screenplay, Tender Mercies. For his 1997 television adaptation of William Faulkner's Old Man, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing of a Miniseries. He received the Pulitzer Prize and his first Tony nomination for his playThe Young Man From Atlanta. In 1995, he was given the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway and the Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award for the 1994-95 Signature Season of his plays. In 1996 he was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2000 he received the National Medal of Arts Award from President Clinton. In 2006 The Trip to Bountiful won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival, and Foote was given the Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, his play Dividing the Estate won the OBIE Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for its Off-Broadway production. In 2008, the play transferred to Broadway's Booth Theater under the auspices of Lincoln Center Theater, earning Foote his second Tony nomination for Best Play.