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Bus Stop

Bus Stop

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Writer:
  • rural
  • kansas
  • diner
  • midwest
  • heartland
  • ensemble
  • provincial
  • romance
  • snowstorm


Overview


Synopsis

In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a small roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and the weary travelers on board have to take refuge in the diner until morning. Cherie, a nightclub singer, has the most to worry about. She's being pursued by "a young cowboy with all the romantic finesse of a rodeo 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. As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver who have previously only spent time in passing, 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.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
First Produced:
1955
Genres
Drama, Dark Comedy, Romance
Cast Size
medium
Ideal For
ensemble, high school theatre, university theatre, community theatre, professional theatre
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult, early teen characters
Tags:
  • rural
  • kansas
  • diner
  • midwest
  • heartland
  • ensemble
  • provincial
  • romance
  • snowstorm

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