Pec Playhouse presents the drama The Trip to Bountiful

Tickets are now on sale for Pec Playhouse Theatre’s Sept. 17-Oct. 3 production of the drama The Trip to Bountiful, its fourth production of its five-show season for 2004.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote, offers a story of journeys over land and over the course of a lifetime. The Trip to Bountiful tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who runs away from her son and nagging daughter-in-law, and makes a pilgrimage from Houston to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas. There she discovers, amidst the ruin and decay of time’s passage, the satisfaction of a life well lived and a renewed connection to her past. On the Broadway stage, the play was proclaimed “the rarest of theater experiences.” The 1985 film version of the play also received two Academy Awards.

The cast is composed of volunteers from Rockford, Pecatonica and the surrounding communities, and features Diane Grosvenor-Johnson in the lead role of Carrie Watts. She returns to the Pec Playhouse stage after previously appearing in their productions of Barefoot in the Park and My Three Angels.

The play is under the direction of Michael Dice, who has previously directed Pec Playhouse Theatre productions of A Christmas Carol, On Golden Pond, A Walk in the Woods, and The Glass Menagerie, and the acclaimed The Diary of Anne Frank last year. Dice has also directed many other productions for other community theater venues.

Performances are Fridays through Sundays, Sept. 17 through Oct. 3, with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m, and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available during normal business hours, Monday through Saturday at German-American State Bank in Pecatonica, or by calling the box office, 815-239-1210.

If you have any questions or need more information, please call the box office at 239-1210. Pec Playhouse Theatre is at 314 Main St., Pecatonica.

The last show of the 2004 season will be Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, showing Nov. 19-Dec. 5.

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