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Students Perform William Inge's Theatre Classic Bus Stop
In rural Kansas, a diner sits on the side of a lonely road, a welcoming shelter for weary travelers. A snowstorm beats down on its wall, a concert of wind and unnerving percussion. Inside, a collection of stranded strangers hunker down, as the diner serves friendship, romance, and personal insight.
William Inge's Tony Award-winning dramatic comedy, Bus Stop, tells the story of what takes place in that diner during the snowstorm. At the center of it all are Bo, a rambunctious young cowboy, and Cherie, the sweet chanteuse whom he is determined to marry--if she'll have him. As the long night passes, the denizens of this small diner get to know each other and themselves a little better.
The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre Department will bring Inge's thought-provoking work to the Malibu stage from Tuesday, Jan. 22, to Saturday, Jan. 26. Performances will take place in the Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, Malibu, from 7:30 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Scott Alan Smith directs the Pepperdine student cast, which includes Isabela Comerford, Constance Egli, Tyler Fromson, Dino Nicandros, Jesse Perez, Kyle Rogan, Michael Thomas-Visgar, and Anna Tullis.
"Bus Stop is an endearing, deceptively simple but never sentimental play that taps into universal feelings," said Smith. "I have wanted to direct a production at Pepperdine for some time and it finally came together this season. We have wonderfully gifted actors and designers who together will bring Inge's work to life in a most remarkable way."
Bus Stop is presented as part of Pepperdine's Mary Pickford-Stotsenberg Performances series. No late seating is allowed. There will be a talk back with the cast and director following the Wednesday performance.
Tickets, priced at $15 for the public, $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, and $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff, are on sale now through the Pepperdine Center for the Arts Box Office at (310) 506-4522. Tickets for the general public are also available through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787.
Visit the Center for the Arts website for more information.