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Our Teacher Preview Workshops offer resources to teachers to engage deeply with their students about our current productions..

You will begin the evening with a complimentary dinner and networking with other teachers. Next, engage in a dynamic workshop where you’ll learn exciting ways to bring our show’s concepts back to your classroom. To complete your experience, attend that evening’s performance at Ford’s Theatre. It’s a great night out for educators, and you’ll be better prepared to engage your students with the show’s themes.

We hope you can join us for a student matinee during 2022-23 season! Request a ticket below.

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The Trip To Bountiful

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Carrie Watts dreams of escape from the bustling city and of a return to simpler times in her beloved Bountiful, Texas. She sets out on a risky journey to her beloved hometown, with her family in hot pursuit. Along the way, she encounters kindness and compassion … and makes a remarkable discovery about the true meaning of home. One of the foremost interpreters of Horton Foote’s work, Michael Wilson directs Nancy Robinette as Carrie Watts with Tom Story as her son, Ludie, and Kimberly Gilbert as her daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. This classic American drama is a touching portrait of family, what we hold onto and what we leave behind. Ages 13 and older.

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