The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote opens Friday, June 3 rd for three weeks on the historic Main Street Theater stage in Belton.

Opening night for Belton’s Trip to Bountiful promises to be a memorable ride

Main Street Theater will honor the memory of actor Ralph S. Thomas, an accomplished performer in community theater.

Main Street Theater Belton Presents The Trip to Bountiful

Belton’s production of The Trip to Bountiful may indeed be a bountiful trip for a couple of college-bound students on Friday.

On opening night, June 3rd, Main Street Theater will honor the memory of actor Ralph S. Thomas by awarding two $1000 scholarships to two deserving Main Street Theater artists headed to college this fall. Thomas passed away in March at the age of 57. He was an accomplished actor and performer in community theater. The cast and staff will pay tribute to the actor along with his wife Dawn. 

Ralph Thomas (right) in the Main Street Theater production of The Sunshine Boys.

Main Street Theater will present The Trip to Bountiful every weekend from June 3 to June 19th. Many might remember the 1985 award-winning movie version starring Geraldine Page. The Trip to Bountiful was originally presented on Broadway in 1953, and recently enjoyed a revival in 2013 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.  

The story tells of the journey one woman takes to go home, one last time before she dies.  The woman, who lives in a cramped, hot and humid Houston apartment, is approached by her overprotective son and pretentious daughter-in-law to conform to their standards, no longer allowing her to drive or travel alone.  Wishing only to return to her childhood home, she plots her escape, staying one step ahead of the law.  The director’s desire is to follow her every step of the way, rarely out of the spotlight.  

Main Street Theater is located at 510 Main St. on the historic stage at Belton’s Old City Hall, directly behind the museum.  As a community theater, Main Street Theater features artists from the greater southern area of Kansas City.  

The Trip to Bountiful opens Friday, June 3rd and runs through June 19th.  Admission is $17.00 for Adults, $15.00 for Seniors (65+), youth and students.  All prices include sales tax.  Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call 816-406-9422 to save your seat!  All tickets sales are at the door, cash, check and credit card.  


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