By William Inge
Directed by Michael Dice
Bus Stop is William Inge's classic comedy about the relationships formed by a group of bus passengers stranded at a midwestern bus stop. Elma and Grace do their best to make visitors welcome as they wait for the next bus out of town. On this particular day, the roads are snowed in, so when the bus in from Kansas City makes its stop, it cannot proceed. The passengers take their places about the diner. A cowboy named Bo has dragged Cherie (a small town nightclub singer) on to the bus with him in the hopes of taking her back to his ranch in Montana. A one-night stand has had far greater meaning to him than to her, so Cherie seeks the protection of the local sheriff who has to get physical to keep the cowboy in check. Meanwhile, Dr. Lyman, a pretentious windbag with a taste for whiskey and young girls, starts working his charms on the under-aged Elma. The play is full of characters who make us laugh while they work out how to find warmth (in friendship, romance, or self-respect) in the dingy Kansas diner.
Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre / 1225 Fourth St. Beloit, WI
Performances: April 26 - May 5, 2007
Performance Times: Doors open at 7:00, Curtain is at 7:30
Ticket Prices: $8 / $6 Seniors and students
Call 608.362.1595 or go to the web site beloitcivictheatre.org for reservations or more information.