Attic Productions to open ‘Trip to Bountiful’ next week

“The Trip to Bountiful” by Horton Foote, and directed by Cathy Henderson, is coming the stage this month at Attic Productions, 7490 Roanoke Road, Fincastle.

In this story, Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, longs to return to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas, and escape the cramped Houston apartment where she lives with her protective son, Ludie, and authoritarian daughter-in-law. She escapes to the bus station, befriends a young woman, and they travel together. Is her beloved town as she remembered it? Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., with partial funding by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Evening performances start at 7:30 on May 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25; Saturday matinees start at 2:30. All adult tickets are $15, with a reduced rate for those 18 years and under and for groups of 10 or more at $12. Call the Attic Productions box office (473-1001) for reservations. Volunteers staff the office on Monday and Wednesday, 3-7 p.m., and Saturdays 10-2. Leave a message at other times.

The cast includes Nancy Lawrence, Kevin Bertholf, Peggey Rowland, Sarah Harlow, Steve Aaron, Mark Moomaw, Gene Morrano, Linnie Gregory, Gabriella Tickner, Caroline Hanna and Suzanne Cronise.

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