Students to Stage "Bus Stop" in October

Madison, N.J. – September 8, 2006 - “Bus Stop” is the first main stage production to be presented by the students of the Visual and Performing Arts Department this semester on the College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. This play by William Inge was first performed in New York City in 1955. “Bus Stop” ran for several months and has since become a staple of the American classical repertoire, receiving countless revivals in New York and around the country.

The play is set in Grace’s Diner, a small restaurant just outside Kansas City, that doubles as a rest stop for bus passengers traveling across country. On this particular winter evening, a bus has pulled in with Bo, a young, headstrong cowboy, who has abducted Cherie, a sexy nightclub singer he met at the Kansas City rodeo. He is determined to take her back to his ranch in Montana and marry her. Despite the objections of the other passengers plus the local sheriff, Bo is determined to have his way with resulting conflicts and entertaining moments. The play is probably best known for its screen adaptation starring Marilyn Monroe as Cherie.

Performance dates in Dreyfuss Theater are: Wednesday, October 11th through Saturday, October 14th, at 8 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday, October 15th at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are $5 for students with ID and $10 for all others. Tickets can be booked in advance by calling 973 443 8644 (ext 4) or purchased at the door. For further information, please contact Stephen Hollis, 973-443-8467 or


Lillian S. Lukac

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Mailstop H-DH3-15
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

285 Madison Avenue
Mailstop M-MS0-01
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 443-8661

Copyright © 2005, Fairleigh Dickinson University. All rights reserved.
This release authored with FDU Pagetoaster.