Eden Prairie Players

Live Theater in Eden Prairie

Our Winter Play

Bus Stop

by William Inge
directed by Stephen Houtz

In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, 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 I'm 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.



Bo Decker Nicholas Ovshak
Carl David Durkee
Cherie Christy Nix
Dr. Lyman Eric Marinus
Elma Bridget Foy
Grace Hoylard Sher Unruh-Friesen
Virgil Blessing Steven Ramirez
Will Masters Jonathan Dittman

March 15, 16, 7:30 pm

March 17, 2:00 pm

March 22, 23, 7:30 pm

March 24, 2:00 pm

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Eden Prairie

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