2018-BUS STOP

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BUS STOP
By William Inge

Director: Teresa Farrell

 
 
 

Date: June 07 – 09, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Lyle Schwarz Theater

 
 
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as she’s ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, “Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I’m gonna end up in Montana …” As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance..

This production is rated “PT” for pre-teenage and older. There is some mild sexual innuendo.

ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS
When: April 2 & 3, 6:00-8:00 pm (Callbacks April 4, 6:00-8:00 pm)
Where: Schwarz Theater, Loso Hall
What: 3 female (16 to late 40s) – 5 males (20 to early 60s) & (This includes one female singer & one male guitar player)

-Auditions will be cold readings of selections from the script.
-Auditioners should familiarize themselves with the characters and plot prior to auditioning.
-Females auditioning for Cherie should prepare a “torch song” to sing (no accompanist provided)
-Males auditioning for Virgil should prepare a brief “country sound” guitar solo.
-For more information, contact the director, Teresa Farrell, at 541-377-1594

Ticket Prices:
$15.00 – General Admission
$10.00 – Seniors, Non-college students & Military veterans or currently serving
FREE – EOU students with ID

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