Theatre Scrapbook - Bus Stop
SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre Department presented William Inge's critically acclaimed play, Bus Stop.
When William Inge's landmark American play, Bus Stop, first appeared on Broadway, the New York Post reviewer perceptively wrote, "William Inge should be a great comfort to all of us...he brings to the theatre a kind of warmhearted compassion, creative vigor, freshness of approach and appreciation of average humanity that can be wonderfully touching and stimulating." That was in 1955, but this classic has never gone out of style - and of course millions know it from the film version with Marilyn Monroe at the height of her charms.
This is, pure and simple, top-notch playwriting. All Inge has to do is create eight memorable characters, confine them to a diner on a remote highway in the midst of a blizzard, and let them go. See production pictures.
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