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Oct. 30, 2015                                                                                                


Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful opens Nov. 13 at Pentacle Theatre

Pentacle Theatre opens Horton Foote’s, The Trip to Bountiful, on Friday, Nov. 13, for a run that ends Dec. 5.

This is the poignant story of Mrs. Watts, an aging widow living with her son and daughter-in-law in a three-room flat in Houston. Fearing that her presence may be an imposition to others, and chafing under the watchful eye of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Watts imagines that if she can get away and return to her old home in the town of Bountiful, she is sure to regain her strength, dignity, and peace of mind.

Jo Dodge directs Pentacle Theatre’s production of The Trip to Bountiful with the help of apprentice director Heathre Powell. The cast includes Craig Kalepp, Joyce Kemp, John Maas, Jordan Mackor, Jim Nice, Hannah Alice Patterson and Erika Zuelke.

Well known for the 1985 film with same title, this play was recently revived on Broadway.

Pentacle Theatre’s production of The Trip to Bountiful is generously sponsored by Rich Ford, Windemere Pacific Properties.

Performance dates and times:

Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-14, Nov. 19-21, Nov. 25-29 and Dec. 2-5.

Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Nov. 22 and Nov. 29.

Ticket prices:

Tickets cost $18 for weekday performances and $19 for weekend shows at the theater box office; seniors, students, active military and Pentacle Theatre members receive a $1.50 discount. There is an additional $2 fee on opening night for the catered post-show party. Advance tickets are available online at, at the downtown Salem ticket office at 145 Liberty St. NE, or by calling 503‑485‑4300. Ticket office and online sales are subject to a small handling fee.

Tickets for low-income persons: In partnership with Salem for All, Pentacle Theatre offers two-for-one tickets to Oregon Trail cardholders. For information, go to

Pentacle Theatre is Salem’s premier community theater celebrating 61 years of professional-quality productions in an intimate setting. Pentacle Theatre encourages actors of all abilities and ethnic backgrounds to participate in its productions.