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FAU’s Theatre Department Presents William Inge’s “Bus Stop”

BOCA RATON, FL (January 31, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s department of theatre   presents William Inge’s “Bus Stop,” a comic romance about bus passengers who find themselves stranded in a Kansas snowstorm.   The play, which will be directed by J. Barry Lewis, will run from Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 18.   Shows are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and 2 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.   The play is in the Studio One Theatre of FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.   General admission tickets are $20.   FAU faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $10, and students may obtain tickets free at the door or ahead of time with a $5 reservation fee.   Tickets can be purchased and student reservations made by calling 800-564-9539 or at the theatre two hours prior to the performance.   Following the opening night performance, there will be a reception with the cast of the show that is free and open to the public.

            The play, which takes place in the 1950s, opens at a roadside diner located about 30 miles west of Kansas City.   As a snowstorm builds, a bus pulls in to escape the storm, and the passengers are told that they will have to stay at the diner until morning.   The passengers include a cowboy named Bo, a nightclub singer named Cherie, Dr. Lyman and the bus driver.   They, along with Elma and Grace, waitresses at the diner; the owner of the diner; and the local sheriff, create an eclectic group of sleepover guests that are forced to learn more than they need to know about each other.     

            The play is presented by the School of the Arts’ department of theatre in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU.   For more information on other School of the Arts events, call 561-297-2977.

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