The play is set in a diner about 30 miles west ofKansas Cityin early March 1955. A freak snowstorm has halted the progress of the bus, and the eight characters have a weather-enforced layover in the diner from approximately 1 to 5 a.m. Romantic or quasi-romantic relationships ensue. “Bus Stop” original opened on Broadway in 1955. The play was nominated for four Tony Awards. “Bus Stop” was written by William Inge and is made available through Dramatists Play Service.
The Dayton Playhouse production stars Lorrie Sparrow as Grace,MargaretFoley as Elma, Craig Smith as Will,RickFlynnas Dr. Gerald Lyman, Ellen Ballerene as Cherie, Scott Knisley as Bo, Mike Rouseculp as Virgil and Mark Hassel as Carl. “Bus Stop” is being directed by Matthew Smith.
Performances will be Friday through Sunday, March 16-25. All performances are at 8:00 p.m. except Sundays, which are at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for students.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.daytonplayhouse.com, or through the box office, 937-424-8477, which is staffed Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:00 -5:00 p.m. Messages may be left for the box office at any time. The Dayton Playhouse is located at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414.
The Dayton Playhouse is a community theatre providing outstanding theatrical productions toMiamiValleyaudiences of all ages for more than fifty years. The Playhouse is nationally recognized for “FutureFest,” a festival of new plays.
(submitted by The Dayton Playhouse)