Churchill High School Drama Presents: BUS STOP

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Bus Stop arrives on schedule at Winston Churchill High School on February 8, 9, and 10th.  Expect blizzard conditions, a warm fireplace and sizzling chemistry as this dramatic comedy by William Inge (PicnicSplendor in the Grass, Come Back Little Sheba) takes a U-turn back to 1955 Kansas.

Bus Stop follows a group of strangers traveling by bus, stranded in a rural Kansas diner during a freak snowstorm.  The story follows eight characters as they experience frustration, tears and laughter, examine their own motivations and forge unlikely romantic connections in a single night. 

"Bus Stop is an endearing, deceptively simple play that taps into universal feelings," said director Lynda Scionti. "I have wanted to direct this production for some time and it finally came together with this cast at Churchill. We have wonderfully gifted actors and designers who together will bring Inge's work to life in a most remarkable way."

At the center of it all are Bo (Erik Rigaux), a rambunctious young cowboy, and Cherie, (Elena Freije) the sweet chanteuse whom he is determined to marry--if she'll have him. All she wants to do is run, so Bo turns to his older sidekick Virgil (Aaron Ross) for some fatherly advice.

Grace (Sean Dunn), the lonely proprietor of the diner, is in search of a man, and bus driver Carl (J.W. Goldman) is more than eager to take advantage of the all-night layover.

Alexa Taladay plays Elma, an innocent young waitress who gets some on-the-job training in love and romance from the lecherous Dr. Lyman (Alex Goldman), a college professor with a drinking problem.

Meanwhile, the local sheriff (Alex Bankier) tries to keep the peace.

Bus Stop will be presented February 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m. as part of Winston Churchill’s 2012-2013 Performance Season. Tickets, priced at $8, are currently on sale online at: www.wchsarts.com or may be purchased at the door.

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