Bus Stop

By William Inge
Directed by Christian Haines
Produced by Maureen O’Donoghue

March 3 – March 26, 2017

An uproarious comedy with romance and compassion, Bus Stop is the story of eight lonely people stranded at a roadside diner in the middle of a howling snowstorm. What do an aspiring singer, two cowboys, two waitresses, a professor, a sheriff , and a bus driver have in common? Under Mr. Inge’s expert hand, what results is a story of how we seek ways to connect in ways that are often very funny, very human, and uncompromisingly true.

William Inge has emerged as one of the great, if under-appreciated, American playwrights of the mid-20th century. Rife with sexual tension and humor, Bus Stop was nominated for four Tony Awards during its original run. 

“Mr. Inge should be a great comfort to all of us…he brings to thetheatre a kind of warm-hearted compassion, creative vigor, freshness of approach and appreciation of average humanity that can be wonderfully touching and stimulating.” – New York Post

“…comedy that never strays far from the truth.” – New York Times


Opening Night Subscriber Reception on Friday, March 3 at 6:30 pm. Buzz at the Barn on Saturday, March 4 at 7 pm.

Cast & Crew

Dr. Lyman – Ron Dritz
Virgil – Aeron Macintyre
Elma – Ariana Mahallati
Bo – Andrew Morris
Cheri – Laura Peterson
Will – Steve Price
Grace – Mary Ann Rodgers
Carl – Jeffrey Taylor

Director – Christian Haines
Production Manager – Maureen O’Donoghue
Stage Manager – Madge Grahn
Costume Designer – Michael Berg
Set Designer – Burce Lachovic
Sound Designer – Billie Cox
Lighting Designer – Tina Johnson
Property Designer – Dhyanis
Assistant Stage Manager – Ben Vasquez
Lighting Board Operator – Halina
Set Construction – Eugene DeChristopher
Publicity Photography/Marketing – Gregg LeBlanc
Graphic Design/MarketingJayme Catalano
Eleanor Prugh – Volunteer Coordinator