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Bus Stop

Theatre Downtown production of the play by William Inge; through Aug. 10

 

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Venue: Theatre Downtown
Address: 2113 N. Orange Ave.
Phone: (407) 841-0083
Tags: theater
Price: $16-$22
 
 

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The story of five snow-stranded bus passengers – including abducted nightclub entertainer Cherie (Jamie-Lyn Markos), her rodeo-roping assailant Bo (Jamie Cline) and perpetually pickled poetry-spouting ex-professor Dr. Lyman (John Moughan) – trapped together in a Kansas diner resounded for 1950s Broadway patrons. It’s tempting to think that today’s theatergoers must be much more edgy and avant-garde in their tastes and attitudes than audiences from half a century ago. So, it’s always instructive when a local company (such as Theatre Downtown) revives a mid-century blockbuster like William Inge’s Tony-nominated dramedy Bus Stop. It reveals the kind of thing that made your grandparents giggle: casual quickies, kidnapping and child molestation.

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