The Chester Theatre Group presents “The Trip to Bountiful” set to start on Fri., Feb. 24 and extending for eight shows through Sun., March 12. Performances are Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 with a discounted price of $18 for seniors over 65 and students under 18. Tickets may be purchased online at www.chestertheatregroup.org.
Written by one of America’s greatest writers, Horton Foote, “The Trip to Bountiful” is the story of Carrie Watts, a woman who is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940’s Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked 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 concerned 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. This prompts “escape” attempts each month which coincide with the arrival of Mrs. Watts’ Social Security check. Then, Mrs. Watts makes a successful escape and last trip home.
The Chester Theatre Group performs in The Black River Playhouse, an intimate, 100-seat theater in the heart of Chester Borough’s historic district. The venue’s in-the-round format ensures that every seat offers an engaging, memorable experience for each audience member. For more information, visit the CTG website at https://www.chestertheatregroup.org.