BUS STOP by William Inge
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In this warm and affecting hit comedy, William Inge examines some of the many faces of love.

As down-home characters interact in a streetcorner restaurant during the course of a hilariously turbulent night, extraordinary qualities are revealed in seemingly ordinary people.

Frustration, tears, and laughter result as characters are forced to confront their own motivations. Romance blossoms, and love banishes loneliness. As Inge demonstrates in this winning tale, a lot can happen in a single night!

For many of us who grew to awareness in the 1950s, Bus Stop is a classic American story. Marilyn Monroe’s entrance in the film version is imbedded in our consciousness. William Inge's biggest hit and his only out-and-out comedy, Bus Stop truly exemplifies America's postwar awakening and introduces characters that have since become new cultural icons.

Inge's American masterpiece still speaks to us in the new century. Rich with character and plot and the message that "we're all in this together," Bus Stop shows that our lives are truly intertwined; we affect each other in subtle and profound ways as we go about our daily lives. Few playwrights are able to make the everyday universal and the commonplace the stuff of great theatre. Inge is one of these playwrights.

It is with great pleasure that Montana Rep presents the work of this American master. We trust you will find in him, as we have, a font of insight, tenderness, soulful understanding, great heart, and rollicking, life-affirming humor. Welcome to the world of William Inge––you will not leave unchanged.

Greg Johnson, Artistic Director, Montana Repertory Theatre


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Now booking our 2013 National Tour of BILOXI BLUES by Neil Simon

BOOKING OUTSIDE MONTANA:
Rena Shagan Associates, Inc.
16 A West 88th Street, New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-9700 / Fax: (212) 873-1708
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BOOKING IN MONTANA:
Montana Repertory Theatre
The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6809 / Fax: (406) 243-5726
montana.rep@mso.umt.edu