Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA) presents BUS STOP by William Inge. The play is one of four consecutive Broadway hits of the 1950’s which were rapidly made into equally successful films, making Inge the decade’s star dramatist. The action of this endearing romantic comedy takes place during a howling snowstorm in a cheerful street-corner restaurant adjacent to a bus stop in a small town about thirty miles west of Kansas City. Not unlike Chaucer’s pilgrims to Canterbury, these travelers (a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, a twenty-one-year-old headstrong cowboy, his kindly mentor ranchman, a middle-age scholar coming to terms with himself) wait out the storm with the free spirited owner of the diner, the young waitress who gets her first taste of romance, the local man’s man Sheriff and the always ready for action bus driver. Together this unlikely band learns much from the themes in Inge’s visionary play regarding sex and love as the world of the 1960’s encroaches. (Directed by Catherine Miller Hahn)
All Tickets $17.00 General Seating Doors open 1/2 hour before each performance
Performances: 7/8, 7/20, 7/21, 7/29, 8/29, 8/10, 8/11 at 7:30 p.m. & 7/16, 8/6 at 2:00 p.m.
Directions: Stage Too! is in the alley between PCA and Murphy’s Restaurant with entrances from Willis St. and Sheldon Rd. The entrance to Stage Too! is in the alley, about 100 yards north of Murphy’s, next to the Peregrine Book Store. Stage Too! is clearly marked. Directional signs are placed at the alley entrance at Willis and close to the parking lot next to Peregrine Book Store. A map is available on the PCA website’s (pca-az.net) “Stage Too!” page.
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