Act 1 Opens 46th Season Tonight with Bus Stop

Take advantage of the substantial discounts enjoyed by DSU faculty, staff and students: only $7 for students and $12 for faculty and staff!
Take advantage of the substantial discounts enjoyed by DSU faculty, staff and students: only $7 for students and $12 for faculty and staff!

“An uproarious comedy that never strays from the truth.”  –The New York Times

We couldn’t open the season with a more wonderful play than William Inge’s Bus Stop. You may know the title from the 1956 movie version starring Marilyn Monroe. Billed then as an “American romantic comedy,” William Inge crafted a very funny play that is also a tender, heart-warming tale about growing up.  His was the voice of the American small town, places where young people yearn to discover that there is more to life.

In the middle of a howling Midwestern blizzard, a bus pulls up to Gracie’s roadside diner. All the roads are blocked and the weary travelers are stranded overnight. Cherie, a flighty nightclub singer, belligerent cowboy Bo and his friend Virgil, and a drunken doctor are joined by the sheriff, the bus driver, a young waitress, and Gracie herself. Waiting for the roads to be cleared, they devise entertainments while sharing hopes and dreams over coffee, donuts, and a little Shakespeare. An uproariously funny celebration of love, Bus Stop is a tale about growing up.

Steven Dennis, who directed last spring’s wildly successful production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is at the helm of this production. Join us for this production of a marvelous play written by one of America’s best playwrights.

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For tickets or more information, stop by or call the Box Office at Ext. 1276.