The Trip to Bountiful

By Horton Foote

Directed by Katie Lynne Krueger

This moving drama tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who longs to escape the cramped Houston apartment where she lives with her protective son, Ludie, and her authoritarian daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. Carrie wants to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time before she dies. While Ludie is at work and Jessie Mae is at the drugstore, Carrie escapes to the bus station and befriends a young woman named Thelma. The new friends travel toward Bountiful together, but when Carrie arrives in nearby Harrison, Texas, she begins to learn that her beloved town isn’t the same as she remembered it.

Produced by SummerStage of Delafield at SummerStage of Delafield, W329 N846 County Highway C, Delafield

Performances: July 19 - August 4, 2018

Performance Times:
July 19, 2018
July 20, 2018
July 21, 2018
July 26, 2018
July 27, 2018
July 28, 2018
August 2, 2018
August 3, 2018
August 4, 2018

all performances @ 7:30 PM

Ticket Prices: Tickets on July 19 and August 4 are $10 each. On all other dates, tickets prices are as follows: $20 adults $18 seniors/students $10 youth

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be held by appointment only at the Delafield History Center, 426 Wells Street, Delafield, on the following dates:

Saturday, April 14 from 1 – 6 pm

Sunday, April 15 from 1 – 5 pm

Monday, April 16 from 7 – 10 pm (callbacks)

We are seeking 3+ women (ages 20-60+) and 3+ men (ages 25-60).

All performances are held at our beautiful outdoor theater within Lapham Peak State Park in Delafield. Rehearsals will also be held in the Delafield area.

Contact Dustin J. Martin, Artistic Director, at if you have any questions.

Audition Requirements
Please prepare two contrasting monologues. If auditioning for TARTUFFE, one of the monologues should be classical. The combined monologues should not exceed 2 minutes. You will also be asked to read from one of the scripts.

Materials to Bring
Please bring three copies of your current resume and headshot if you have one. You can also complete the 2018 Season Audition Form ( in advance or fill it out on the day of your audition.

Schedule an Audition
Sign up for an audition here: 2018 SummerStage Season Auditions Signup ( If you sign up and later find out that you will not be able to attend, please remove your sign up.