Theatre Scrapbook

Urinetown

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Great Expectations

Incorruptible

Bus Stop

An Inspector Calls

City of Angels

The Foreigner

Events and Activities

Theatre Scrapbook - Bus Stop

April 2004

SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre Department presented William Inge's critically acclaimed play, Bus Stop.

When William Inge's landmark American play, Bus Stop, first appeared on Broadway, the New York Post reviewer perceptively wrote, "William Inge should be a great comfort to all of us...he brings to the theatre a kind of warmhearted compassion, creative vigor, freshness of approach and appreciation of average humanity that can be wonderfully touching and stimulating." That was in 1955, but this classic has never gone out of style - and of course millions know it from the film version with Marilyn Monroe at the height of her charms.

This is, pure and simple, top-notch playwriting. All Inge has to do is create eight memorable characters, confine them to a diner on a remote highway in the midst of a blizzard, and let them go. See production pictures.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the Theatre program at Plattsburgh State, please contact

John Shout, Chairperson
Office: Myers Fine Arts 124D
Phone: (518) 564-2480
E-mail: shoutjd@plattsburgh.edu