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Bus Stop by William Inge

March 29April 14

Opening Night: Friday, March 29, 2019
Shows:  March 29, 30, April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 pm & March 31, April 7 and 14 at 2 pm.
Produced by Charles Dragonette and Marzanne Claiborne
Directed by Eleanore Tapscott

Show Summary:
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as she’s ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, “Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I’m gonna end up in Montana.” As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.

Cherie: Emily Golden
Bo: John Paul Odle
Virgil: Joel Durgavich
Elma: Madeline (Maddy) Byrd
Will: Drew Cannady
Dr. Lyman: Tom Salmon
Grace: Elizabeth Replogle
Carl:  Richard Isaacs