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MFA Directors' Debut: William Inge's Bus Stop

Submitted by Katrina M Ernst on April 16, 2015 - 2:49pm
Hazel Lozano and AJ Friday as Cherie and Bo. Photo by Mike Hipple.
Hazel Lozano and AJ Friday as Cherie and Bo. Photo by Mike Hipple.

Bus Stop
by William Inge
directed by Malika Oyetimien and Sean Ryan
April 22 through May 3
Opening Night: April 24 at 7:30 pm
Jones Playhouse

25% of the regular ticket price April 22, 23, 25, and 26. Use promo code: inge, before selecting number of tickets.


Sixty-years after its Broadway premiere, first-year MFA directors Malika Oyetimein and Sean Ryan lead us back to the small town diner 30-miles west of Kansas City where the great American playwright William Inge revealed simple truths of our common humanity.

Five weary travelers and their bus driver find themselves stranded in the middle of the night, waiting out a snow storm. A nightclub chanteuse, a belligerent cowboy and his guitar-strumming sidekick, a hard-drinking college professor on the run from his past, the bus driver, the proprietor of the diner, and a naïve young waitress, reveal their hopes, dreams, loves and fears, while the town sheriff does his best to maintain order. As the temperature drops and the night progresses, tensions and passions rise in Inge's classic bittersweet comedy.

A post-show talk will be held on Thursday, April 30.

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