Grambling State University Theatre to present Bus Stop

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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News) Grambling State University Theatre to present Bus Stop, by William Inge, February 14-17, 2017 in the Recital Hall, located in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Grambling State University is pleased to announce the third show of its 2016-2017 season Bus Stop, by William Inge.

In the middle of a howling Midwestern blizzard, a bus pulls up to Gracie’s roadside diner. All the roads are blocked and the weary travelers are stranded overnight. Cherie, a flighty nightclub singer, belligerent cowboy Bo and his friend Virgil, and a drunken doctor are all joined by the sheriff, the bus driver, a young waitress, and Gracie herself. Waiting for the roads to be cleared, they devise entertainments while sharing hopes and dreams over coffee, donuts, and a little Shakespeare. 

Bus Stop is a funny and heartwarming tale about growing up that is sure to please the crowd.

Directed by Paul Bolin, production staff includes Production Stage Manager, Quintara Johnson; Set and Light Designer, David Kaul; Sound Designer, Mionne Featherstone; Costumer Designer, Teshia Lincoln; and Prop Master, Mecca Muhammad.

The talented Grambling State cast includes, Rickenzie Johnikin as Elma Duckworth, Elizabeth Eddy as Grace Hoylard, Ricky Lewis as Will Masters, Petyon Warren as Cherie, Joshua Burley as Dr. Gerald Lyman, Artemio Schofield as Carl, Adarian Williams as Virgil Blessing and Ibraheem Farmer as Bo Decker.

Performances dates are February 14-17 and the show begins at 7pm. Tickets are $1 for children 12 years and younger, $3 for students 13 and older and $5 for general admission. Grambling State students get in free with their student ID (must obtain a ticket at the box office).

The box office will open forty-five minutes before performance time.

For more information or group reservations, please call Mary F. Crook at (318) 274-2892.