The Denair Gaslight Theater is raising the curtain on their production of “Bus Stop,” which will run through April 21.
“Bus Stop,” written by Wiiliam Inge, starts with a bus pulling up outside a roadside diner in Kansas as a snowstorm stops all traffic. 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.
Shows are set for 7 p.m. Saturday and April 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors and will be available at the door. All shows will be at the theater at 3908 N. Gratton Road in Denair.