The Trip to Bountiful

By Horton Foote

Presented by Red Phoenix Theatre and Holden Street Theatres


In this bitter-sweet tale, Carrie Watts longs to escape the one bedroom apartment she shares with her son Ludie and self-centred daughter-in-law Jessie Mae and return to her home town of Bountiful. Her heart condition makes her wish more urgent. Ludie has the best intentions but after a long illness money is short. Jessie Mae doesn’t have a job but relies on Carrie’s pension check so that she can go to the beauty parlour. Set in 1950s Houston The Trip to Bountiful is full of hope, longing, and lost dreams.

Horton Foote, a Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist and Oscar-winning screenwriter, is often referred to as America’s Chekhov. Red Phoenix produced Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate in 2019 to both critical and audience acclaim.


Directed by Libby Drake and featuring an outstanding cast including Laura Antoniazzi, Krystal Cave, Nick Fagan, Brian Godfrey, Sharon Malujlo, Stuart Pearce and Tim Williams

The Trip to Bountiful


Genre: Theatre

Season: 2024

Dates: 23 May - 1 June

Duration: 2hr

23 - 25 May @ 7:30pm
26 May @ 2:00pm
28 - 1 June @ 7:30pm

General Admission: $28.50
Concession: $22.00
Group (6+): $25.50
(inclusive of Booking Fees)

Venue: The Studio

32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.



HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure experience at the theatre. To ensure public safety we encourage social distancing and good hygiene practices. As and when restrictions are implemented by SA Health we will follow those guidelines. Only attend the event if you are feeling well, and If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you appropriate measures until you recover.

If you are unable to attend your event please call 8225 8888 or email manager@holdenstreettheatres.com to discuss your ticketing options.