The Trip to Bountiful

Drama - Original

Henry Miller's Theatre

  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 3, 1953
  • Closing Date: December 5, 1953
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 39

Playwright: Horton Foote


An aging widow leaves her son and daughter in a small Houston apartment to visit the home where she grew up. There in Bountiful, TX, she hopes to regain her dignity and peace of mind.


Opening Night Cast

Lillian Gish Mrs. Carrie Watts
Jo Van Fleet Jessie Mae Watts
Gene Lyons Ludie Watts
Eva Marie Saint Thelma
Frank Overton Sheriff
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Opening Night Production Credits

Horton Foote Horton Foote Playwright
  Vincent J. Donehue Director
  Otis Riggs Scenic Design
  Rose Bogdanoff Costume Design
  Peggy Clark Lighting Design
  Peter Davis General Manager
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1954 Special Award Eva Marie Saint Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1954 Featured Actress in a Play Jo Van Fleet Winner
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