Bus Stop

By William Inge

Directed by Trevin Gay

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 five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub singer has been pursued, made love to, and finally kidnapped by a young 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 contemplates her inevitable fate, "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 owner of the cafe and the bus driver 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.

Produced by Madison Repertory Theatre at The Playhouse, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison

Performances: January 16 - February 1, 2009

Performance Times: Wednesday-Friday at 7:30pm Saturday at 4pm and 8pm Sunday at 2pm

Ticket Prices: Wed, Th, Sun $40 Fri, Sat $48 Preview Wed $21 (presented Wednesdays before opening night) Preview Thu $26 (presented Thursdays before opening night)

Call 608-258-4141 for reservations or more information.

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