Department of Theatre to Present Bus Stop

September 28, 2011

The University of Mount Union’s Department of Theatre will present the comedy Bus Stop by William Inge on October 6, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. in Rodman Playhouse.
 
Set in the middle of the night at a roadside diner in Kansas during a snowstorm, Bus Stop forces a group of bus passengers and diner patrons to spend time socializing and getting to know one another. Cherie, a bus passenger, fancies herself as a nightclub singer, and a young cowboy is determined to make her his wife. They take center stage in this romantic drama complemented by many other relationships made while being snowed in on a cold night at the diner.
 
Under the direction of Dr. Doug Hendel, professor of theatre, the cast includes:
 
  • Miranda Reeder, a freshman of Hinckley, Ohio as Elma Duckworth;
  • Katie Proch, a sophomore international studies and religious studies major of Canfield, Ohio as Grace Hoylard;
  • William Fahrnbach, a freshman Nashville, Tennessee as Will Masters; 
  • Victoria Blankenship, a freshman of North Canton, Ohio as Cherie;
  • Jeff Looker, a sophomore communication major of Stow, Ohio as Dr. Gerald Lyman;
  • Jacob Ward, a freshman of Kensington, Ohio as Carl;
  • Brian Riggs, a senior religious studies major of Windham, Ohio as Virgil; and
  • Ty Frank, a freshman of Massillon, Ohio as Bo Decker.
The Rodman Playhouse is located on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue on Mount Union’s campus. Tickets are $8 for general admission. Tickets are complimentary for Mount Union faculty, staff and students. For more information or to order tickets, call (330) 821-2565.
 
The Department Theatre’s next production of Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman will be held November 17-19.
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