Monday, October 09, 2006

The Trip to Bountiful Offers Important Lesson for Houston Kids

Guest blogger Colyn Frazier shares her thoughts on the play "The Trip to Bountiful" put on by the A.D. Players in Houston.

Explaining to your child about aging can be difficult endeavor. Why do they forget things? Why did they say this or that? It can be hard for a child to understand or even be patient with Grandma or Grandpa sometimes. But the education does not only have to be a sit down discussion or a stern word telling them to be nice.

The Trip to Bountiful”, playing at Grace Theater, is a great theatrical play set in 1953 to share with your older children, ages 12+. In a short two and a half hours, you and your child will laugh, cry and walk away with an appreciation for the elderly.

Jeannette Clift George, playing Mrs. Carrie Watts, brings sarcasm and humor to an otherwise “tear jerking” production about growing old. After living in the big city for 15 years with her son, Ludie, and obnoxious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae, Mrs. Watts attempts another great escape to her home town of Bountiful in her last days of life. It is through this journey that she finds her inner peace and the audience finds a heartfelt connection to the elderly.