The Trip to Bountiful

Performance dates:

Tickets on sale now!

Friday, October 20 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 21 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 22 @ 2:00pm*

Thursday, October 26 @ 7:30pm
Friday, October 27 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 28 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 29 @ 2:00pm

Thursday, November 2 @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 3 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 4 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 5 @ 2:00pm


*There will be a talkback with Prof. Miriam Gilbert, the director and cast following the 2:oopm performance on 10/22. The approximate start time is 4pm. You do not need to attend that day’s performance to attend the talkback.

Creative Team

Director and Scenic Designer- Adam Knight
Scenic & Technical Advisor – Chris Rich
Costume Designer – Alastair Sigala Ramirez
Lighting Designer – Jim Vogt
Sound Designer – Dakota Parobek
Props Designer – Stephen Polchert
Stage Manager – Reese Morgan 
Assistant Stage Manager – Faith Harlow
Dialect Coach – Katy Hahn
Master Electrician – Haven Haywood
Board Operator – Hannah Green


Riverside Theatre, 119 E. College Street

by Horton Foote

Directed by Adam Knight

October 20 – November 5, 2023 at Riverside Theatre

Sponsored by
Producing Sponsors  Robert E. Yager Charitable Trust 
Evening Sponsor Lois Cox

Synopsis: From the celebrated screenwriter of Tender Mercies and To Kill a Mockingbird, this play tells the story of Carrie Watts, a woman who longs to return to her childhood home of Bountiful, Texas, which she hasn’t seen in 20 years. But she finds herself at odds with her son and daughter-in-law, who are struggling to fulfill their own dreams. A play about family, love, and obligation… and the journeys that define us.


Carrie Watts: Jody Hovland*
Ludie Watts: Martin Andrews 
Jessie Mae: Jessica Link 
Thelma: Jessica Murillo Kemp 
Ensemble: Alex Lead, Phil Jordan, Kehry Anson Lane

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract


Masks are optional at all performances.

Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at or call us at (319) 259-7099 during box office hours. We’re open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11am – 2pm.