By William Inge
Directed by George Smith and Jeff Schlicher
By permission of Dramatists Play Service
February 6, 7, 13, 14, 15*, 20, 21, & 22*
About the Show:
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. With all roads blocked, a few weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse, is the passenger with the 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 pauses to muse, "Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I'm gonna end up in Montana …" Other characters' lives unfold: the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver who at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar who comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who experiences her first taste of romance.