The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre Department will present William Inge's dramatic comedy Bus Stop Jan. 22 through Jan. 26, at the Malibu campus' Lindhurst Theatre.
In this Tony Award-winning play, a handful of weary travelers find themselves stranded during a snowstorm at a rural Kansas diner, where the servings include friendship, romance, and personal insight. At the center of it all are Bo, a rambunctious young cowboy, and Cherie, the sweet chanteuse whom he is determined to marryif she'll have him. As the long night passes, the denizens of this small diner get to know each other and themselves.
Scott Alan Smith directs the Pepperdine student cast, which includes Isabela Comerford, Constance Egli, Tyler Fromson, Dino Nicandros, Jesse Perez, Kyle Rogan, Michael Thomas-Visgar and Anna Tullis. Bus Stop is an endearing, deceptively simple but never sentimental play that taps into universal feelings," said Smith. "I have wanted to direct a production at Pepperdine for some time and it finally came together this season. We have wonderfully gifted actors and designers who together will bring Inge's work to life in a most remarkable way."
Bus Stop runs January 22 through 26, at 7:30 p.m. with an additional performance at 2 p.m. on Jan. 26. The Lindhurst Theatre at Pepperdine University is located at 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA.
Tickets, priced at $15 for the public, $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, and $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff, are on sale now through the Pepperdine Center for the Arts Box Office at (310) 506-4522, and through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. For more information: http://arts.pepperdine.edu/performances/theatre.htm.
Bus Stop is presented as part of Pepperdine's Mary Pickford-Stotsenberg Performances series. No late seating is allowed. There will be a talkback with the cast and director following the Wednesday performance.