DON'T MISS THE BUS! Theatre Arlington proudly opens our 45th Anniversary Season with this beloved American Classic!
It’s time to catch the bus for Theatre Arlington’s 45th Anniversary season and head to a time when televisions were the new thing, when no one owned a computer, let alone one they carried in their pocket, and when ambitions and dreams were sweet and innocent. Playwright William Inge takes us precisely to that place in Bus Stop, his funny but insightful play set in a small roadside restaurant about thirty miles west of Kansas City, 1955. Pulitzer prize-winning Inge sheds light on eight distinctive and quirky characters as they search for contentment in the middle of the night as a snowstorm traps them as unexpected roommates.
Dreams and hopes are shared throughout the evening’s snowstorm as romantic but headstrong cowboy, Bo works feverishly to convince aspiring nightclub singer, Cherie to marry him and while Elma, the naïve and impressionable teenage waitress gets to know troubled college philosophy professor, Dr. Lyman. Even Grace, the diner’s owner, has her eyes set on a certain bus driver. Inge brilliantly combines touching, tender moments with knee-slapping comedy as his American classic explores small town life, love and longings.
BUS STOP by William Inge
Directed by Joe Chapa
Sponsored by Greater Texas Federal Credit Union
September 22-October 22, 2017
Join us for OPENING NIGHT this Friday, September 22nd at 8pm and enjoy a delicious post-show reception Sponsored by Blue Mesa Southwest Grill, with desserts provided by Cooper Street Bakery!