Tickets are now on sale for Silver Scene Players production of William Inge’s theatrical classic, “Bus Stop”. They are hoping that area residents come on out to enjoy a great show that benefits the local nonprofit Marysville Food Pantry, an organization that is committed to helping Union County families during their times of need.

The performances are being staged at Union County’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium (233 W. 6th Street). The shows begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (October 2nd and 3rd) and at 2 p.m. on Sunday (October 4th). The cost is $8 per person and can be purchased here on our website or at the door.

“Bus Stop” tells the story of how 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 hold up until the morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse 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, she muses, “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.

The performance in Marysville, directed by David Dodds and assistant directed by Michael Williamson, commemorates the 60th anniversary of when the show was first presented on Broadway it was nominated for four Tony Awards.

The Silver Scene Players staging of “Bus Stop” continues the troupe’s “give back” commitment to the community, which seeks to enhance the lives of Union County residents by giving all proceeds back to local organizations passionate about doing the same. After 2013’s 12 Angry Men raised $2,200 for the combined food pantries of Union County, 2014’s Our Town generated $1,400 for The Hope Center, and Spring 2015’s The Odd Couple raised $1,116 for the Union County Humane Society, Silver Scene Players puts the spotlight on the Marysville Food Pantry and its efforts to help Union County Families in need.

The Marysville Food Pantry is thrilled to partner with the Silver Scene Players production of “Bus Stop”. The Pantry serves about 325 families or 1,000 individuals a month with food secured through the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and from community donations. It is operated by Gary and Keitha Simpson and is open every Friday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Those needing emergency assistance may call 937-644-3248 24 hours a day. The Marysville Food Pantry is located at 333 Ash St. in Marysville.

The cast of “Bus Stop” includes Frances Boggs, Barbara Luke, Pete Edwards, Jordan Schrader, Brian Luke, Herb Fischer, William Schoenleb and Sam Prestwood. For more information on Silver Scene Players and the October 2nd-4th production of “Bus Stop” contact the box office line at 937-553-3SSP (3777) or by emailing us at info@silversceneplayers.com.

Silver Scene Players talented cast of William Inge’s “Bus Stop” (from left to right, Pete Edwards, Sam Prestwood, William Schoenleb, Jordan Schrader, Brian Luke, Frances Boggs, Barbara Luke and Herb Fischer
Silver Scene Players talented cast of William Inge’s “Bus Stop” (from left to right, Pete Edwards, Sam Prestwood, William Schoenleb, Jordan Schrader, Brian Luke, Frances Boggs, Barbara Luke and Herb Fischer)

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