Bus Stop

By William Inge

Directed by Margaret Vaughan

Director Vaughan says this about the three-act play:

"We find many kinds of love among our stranded people in Bus Stop . Inge is famous for bringing together the sadness of human quests (in this case, for love) with human resilience and quirks that make us laugh at ourselves. Inge' s leading lady, Cherie, gives us two of the morals of the story: that, no matter who we are, we invent ourselves and try hard to do right; and that, if it' s romance a fellow wants, he needs to bring his love with tenderness, not force a girl against her will. The play delivers these insights, and more, with much comedy along with Inge's famous 'the tears in things.' "

The cast includes Kelly Schulte of Pardeeville as Grace, proprietress of The Bus Stop Café; Abby Strozinsky of Baraboo as the highschool girl waitress,Elma, who gets her first taste of romance; Ron Rasmussen of Loganville as Sheriff Will; Tarra Trumble of Baraboo as Cherie, the leading lady of the play; and Todd Stark of Baraboo as Bo, her Cowboy pursuer. Chris Christofersen takes the role of Virgil, Bo 's companion and father figure. Dave Miller of Baraboo plays the role of Carl, the busdriver, who romances Grace. Bill McNamer of Baraboo has the role of Dr. Lyman, the middle-aged scholar who quotes Shakespeare to impress and delight Elma while bringing another declaration of love to the stage of Bus Stop.

Produced by Baraboo Theatre Guild at Farm Kitchen Restaurant (near Devil's Lake), Hwy 123, Baraboo, WI 53913.

Performances: April 18-28, 2002

The performance dates are: April 18, 19, 20 25, 26 & 27 (dinner served at 6:30 P.M.) and April 21 and 28 (dinner served at 5:00 P.M.).

For tickets and seating, please call 608-356-5246. Price for dinner and theatre is $20 per person.