Bus Stop, A Romantic comedy

The Bangkok Community Theatre (BCT) proudly presents this September the charming romantic comedy Bus Stop. Written by William Inge and directed by Michael Allman, Bus Stop will bring American slice-of-life to Bangkok.

 

The story: In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City, Missouri pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked and four or five weary travellers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong 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. Even as she’s ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, “Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling Im gonna end up in Montana.”

 

As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last 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.

 

As all BCTs productions, Bus Stop will be played in English by multinational cast of talented performers that include Claudia Liu, Jolene Mathis, Charles Chester, Prashanti Subramaniam, Duane Hauch, Alvin Salvador, Damon Douglass and Ricardo Hizon.

 

Bus Stop – Directed by: Michael Allman; Produced by: Charles Chester; Executive Producer: Don Harrelson

 

Conference room, BNH Hospital 3rd floor, Soi Convent, Bangkok.To be staged on September 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30pm. Tickets are priced at Bt500. For more information, emailinfo@bangkokcommunitytheatre.com. Bus Stop is appropriate for audiences aged 10+.

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