Bus Stop 02/09–02/26Buy Tickets
DETROIT — The 46th season of The Theatre Company of the University of Detroit Mercy continues with William Inge’s Bus Stop, running February 9 – 26, 2017 and performed at the Marlene Boll Theatre at the downtown YMCA.
Tickets to Bus Stop can be purchased online at www.UDMarts.com or over the phone at 313-993-3270. Individual ticket prices are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $10 for Veterans, and $10 for students (with valid ID). Groups of 15 or more can receive up to a 30% discount on ticket rates. The Theatre Company has announced a new Thursday Community Night Series. During the 2016-2017 season every Thursday performance will celebrate community with $10 tickets for plays and $15 for the musical. This is a savings of over 50%.
Bus Stop follows a bus full of strangers as they find themselves stranded at a cheerful roadside dinner in Kansas City in the middle of a howling snowstorm. All roads are blocked, and these weary travelers are forced to mingle and wait out the storm. As the evening progresses and personalities start to emerge, the relationships formed by total strangers turns into an uproarious romantic comedy that never strays far from the truth.
Playwright William Inge immerged as a leading American dramastist that dealt with the quality of life in small towns in the Midwest in the 1950s. Receiving an Oscar for his original screenplay Splendor in the Grass, Inge’s is most noteable theatrical works are Farther Off From Heaven, Come Back, Little Sheba, Picnic (won the Pulitzer Prize), The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs, Bus Stop, and A Loss of Roses.
The Theatre Company cast – a mixing of resident professionals with students from the acclaimed UDM acting program — includes professionals Jahnay Clabon as Grace Hoylard, Joel Mitchell as Carl, Sam Pollak as Dr. Gerald Lyman, Pat Loos as Will Masters, and Theatre Company Alumn Pat Caporuscio as Virgil Blessing. Rounding out the cast are Detroit Mercy students Autumn Russell as Cherie, Dalton Hahn as Bo Decker, and Savanah Wright as Elma Duckworth. The production team features Associate Professor Melinda Pacha as the scenic and costume designer, Amy Schneider as lighting designer, Anthony Petrucci as technical director, Christian Plonka as Stage Manger, and Greg Grobis as managing director.
The Theatre Company’s 46th season will be presented at The Marlene Boll Theatre at the Boll Family YMCA at 1401 Broadway St. Detroit, MI 48226. This intimate black box theatre seats between 90-140 seats depending the production. Due to limited seating patrons are encouraged to secure their tickets early.