BUS STOP by William Inge, directed by Fuzz Roark and stage managed by Molly Hopkins will play Spotlighters, October 12 - November 11, 2012 (Thur, Fri & Sat - 8pm / Sun - 2pm). The first play presented by Audrey Herman and the Spotlighters, opening on Oct 12, 1962; we revisit William Inge's masterpiece.
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 the 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 kidnaped 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 café also gets her first taste of romance.
Talk Back with Cast, Director & Playwrights - Sunday, October 28 immediately following performance.
FEATURING: James Morton - Bo Decker, Rachel Verhaaren - Cherie, RoBert Scott Hitcho - Virgil Blessing, Carol DeLisle - Grace, Steve Izant - Carl, Erin Hanratty - Elma,
Jose Teneza - Dr. Lyman, and Richard Brandt - Sherriff Will Masters
TICKETS: Adults $20; Seniors (60+) 18; Students / Military $16. Order online at www.spotlighters.org or call 410.752.1225.