CTLR to Present THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Begin. 4/25

CTLR to Present THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Begin. 4/25

Community Theatre of Little Rock Presents its Spring Drama "The Trip to Bountiful" by Horton Foote The Community Theatre of Little Rock is pleased to continue its 58th Season with our Spring Drama "The Trip to Bountiful" by Horton Foote. Show dates are April 25th, 26th, May 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th at 7:30 pm and April 27th and May 4th at 2 pm, to be held at North Little Rock High School Freshman Campus Mini-Auditorium, 2400 Lakewood Rd, North Little Rock 72116 (behind the Target) This is a special arrangement with North Little Rock High School. Regular admission is $16 for adults and $14 for military, students (10yrs - College) and seniors age 65+. $6.00 for Children (4-9 yrs). Children age 3 and under are given free admission. Groups of 10 or more can get in for $14. Bring a pair of gently used running shoes and receive $1.00 off your admission.CTLR takes credit card orders on-line or you may reserve your seat by phone and pay at the door.

The Bountiful cast has scheduled a 'Pocket Preview'* of the show April 24th at 7:30pm. On this one night, admission is whatever the patron can pay. *CTLR's "Pocket Previews" are actually final dress rehearsals which are open to the public. No admission is required, but we will be accepting donations to support the theatre. No reservations will be accepted, as seating is strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Seating is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. To purchase your tickets, please visit our website www.ctlr-act.org. To reserve your seat (pay at the door) or for information call CTLR at 501-410-ACT3(2283). Unclaimed reserved seats will be released 10 minutes prior to show time. Doors open one hour prior to show time.

This is the poignant story of Mrs. Watts, an aging widow living with her son and daughter-in-law in a three-room flat in Houston, Texas. Fearing that her presence may be an imposition on others, and chafing under the watchful eye of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Watts imagines that if she can get away and return to her old home in the town of Bountiful, she is sure to regain her strength, dignity and peace of mind. So she attempts to run away, and when she reaches a bus station on the last part of her short journey, she falls into the hands of a sheriff whom her son and daughter-in-law have put on her trail. The sheriff, a kindly fellow, allows her to complete the final stage of her journey, so she proceeds to Bountiful and makes a lonely pilgrimage to the scene of her old home. Only too soon she learns that the friends of her youth have all died or scattered, and her home is no longer the spacious mansion of her memories but a crumbling wreck. But she has the supreme satisfaction of plunging her hands into the strength-giving earth, and this leaves her with a sense of that strength and dignity that will give her the courage to survive. When her son and daughter-in-law appear on the scene to take her back to Houston, she consents to return quietly, secure in the knowledge that the remainder of her existence will be enriched as a result of her last contact with Bountiful.

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