Cincinnati Playhouse’s “A Trip to Bountiful” Earns LCT Nomination

MitchellGalaPanelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s A Trip to Bountiful with an LCT nomination for lead actress (Lizan Mitchell), as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production.

Trapped in a cramped Houston apartment with her son and his self-indulgent wife, Carrie Watts fantasizes about realizing her greatest ambition: returning to the Gulf Coast town of Bountiful and seeing her beloved childhood home one last time. Armed with her latest pension check, a wily stubbornness and limitless determination, Carrie embarks on the inspirational journey of a lifetime. Horton Foote’s gentle Southern humor shines anew, as an African-American cast offers a subtle new perspective on the universal themes of this life-affirming play.

Panelists praised Lizan Mitchell’s “lovely, heart-warming and humorous” performance as Carrie; “her portrayal of the role allowed the play to become more poignant and tender, a beautiful rendition.” Of the show as a whole, panelists commented, “he spin that director Timothy Douglas put on Horton Foote’s drama by casting the play as an African American family worked beautifully”, emphasizing “the universality of the play”.

A Trip To Bountiful continues through April 7th. Tickets can be purchased at

Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.