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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

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Male

Supporting

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Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
3 Acts
First Produced
1955
Genres
Drama, Dark Comedy, Romance
Time & Place
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

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