BWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at 59E59 is a Must-See Drama
"People are always suspicious of people who are different."
-White Guy on the Bus
White Guy on the Bus is now being performed at 59E59 Theaters through April 16th. Written by Bruce Graham, directed by Bud Martin and featuring an outstanding cast, this is a brilliant, poignant production. The show will encourage viewers to have essential conversations about the disparity that exists between people of different races and economic backgrounds.
In White Guy on the Bus, Ray is a wealthy businessman who is happily married to Roz, a dedicated inner city schoolteacher. The couple has a close relationship with a young man, Christopher who has recently married Molly, a teacher in an upscale private school. Roz and Molly work in very different situations and their conversations are often contentious. But it is Ray who engages in a Culture Clash when he meets a struggling black single mother Shatique, an aspiring nurse, on a commuter bus. During their numerous meetings, they disclose details about their personal lives and a complicated plot unfolds. The story of these 5 people is an alarming, yet meaningful representation of the issues that face Americans today, including access to quality education, white privilege, crime, poverty and racial division.
Bravo to the cast of White Guy on the Bus. They master the intensity of their roles and deliver a completely authentic depiction of this drama. The outstanding company includes Robert Cuccioli as Ray; Susan McKey as Roz; Jonathan Silver as Christopher; Jessica Bedford as Molly and Danielle Lenee as Shatique. In particular, Cuccioli and Lenee deliver heartrending portrayals of their characters as each of their encounters becomes more explosive.
White Guy on the Bus is produced by Delaware Theatre Company. The Creative Team has brought the show to the stage with scenic design by Paul Tate DePoo III; costume design by Wade Laboissonniere; lighting design by Rob Denton; sound design and original music by Michael Hahn; production design by Nicholas Hussong. The Fight Director is Michael Cosenza; Production Stage Manager is Jason Weixelman; Assistant Stage Manager is Samantha Honeycutt and the Casting is by Sturart Howard. The Production Team includes Production Manager Michael Hahn and the Technical Director is Chris Miller.
White Guy on the Bus is drama at its finest. It is a thought provoking theatrical piece that presents multiple perspectives. It is a must-see production for metro area audiences.
White Guy on the Bus is produced by Delaware Theatre Company. The show is being performed for limited engagement through Sunday, April 16. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. 59E59 Theaters is located at 59 East 59thStreet (between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 - $70 ($25 - $49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.
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