The classic American play Bus Stop by William Inge will be presented by the Kentwood Players theater group from Friday, July 15 through Aug. 20 at the Westchester Playhouse.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester.
Bus Stop is a “comedic drama” set in a diner about 30 miles west of Kansas City in early March 1955. A freak snowstorm has halted the progress of the bus, and the eight characters (five from the bus) have a weather-enforced layover in the diner from approximately 1 to 5 a.m. Romantic or quasi-romantic relationships, most notably between cowboy Bo and hillbilly chanteuse Cherie, ensue as the characters wait out the storm.
The original Broadway production was nominated for four Tony Awards in 1956 including Best Play.
Featured in the cast are Neil Engelman, Jessee Foudray, Andy Grosso, Sam Hambrecht, David Kunzle, Janet Lee Rodriguez, Valerie Ruel and John Russell.
The show is directed by Max Stormes and produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete and Patricia Butler through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
Tickets are $18 with a $2 discount for seniors, students and service members. To purchase tickets, (310) 645-5156 during box office hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.kentwoodplayers.org.