Eclipse Theatre's 2018 William Inge Season Continues with BUS STOP

Eclipse Theatre's 2018 William Inge Season Continues with BUS STOP

Eclipse Theatre Company, the only Midwest theatre company to feature one playwright in one season, will continue their 2018 William Inge Season with Bus Stop, directed by ensemble member Steve Scott.

In a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls into a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked so the weary travelers have to hole up until morning. Chanteuse Cherie has been pursued and finally kidnapped by a 21-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the finesse of a headstrong bull. Meanwhile, the proprietor and bus driver develop a friendship, a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself, and a young café worker gets her first taste of romance.

Bus Stopruns approximately two hours with one 10-minute intermission. Post-show discussions with the cast and crew will follow all Sunday matinees except opening and closing weekends (free with paid ticket).

WHERE: Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

Some street parking; Wellington El stop (Brown). Pay and Display parking at Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church lots on Southport and on Oakdale.

Disability accessible.

WHEN: Media Opening: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 3 p.m. (reception following)

Public Opening: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Previews Thursday-Saturday, July12-14, at 7:30 p.m.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Closes Sunday, August 19, 2018

TICKETS: 773-935-6875, Athenaeum Box Office (open noon to last curtain, Wednesday-Sunday)

Online tickets at

$30 for all regular performances (half-price rush tickets available)
$20 for previews; $10 for industry members at previews with headshot/card
$20 for each ticket in groups of ten or more, and for seniors (with ID)
$20 for students (with ID)

CAST: Ensemble members Zach Bloomfield (Virgil), Anthony Conway(Bo), and
Matt Thinnes (Carl), with guest artistsSarah Bright (Grace), Ted Hoerl (Dr. Lyman), Tim Kough(Will), Daniella Pereira (Cherie),Jillian Warden (Elma), Grace Glasgow (U/S Elma & Cherie), Nicole Michelle Haskins(U/S Grace), A.J. Miller(U/S Carl & Will), Michael Stock(U/S Dr. Lyman).

STAFF: Eclipse ensemble members Zach Bloomfield(Casting Associate), Ashley Bowman(Production Manager), Celeste M. Cooper(Casting Associate), Kathleen Dickinson (Production Manager),Kevin Hagan (Set and Lighting Design), JP Pierson(Casting Director), Kevin Scott (Co-Producer / Set Design), Steve Scott(Director), and Nathaniel Swift (Co-Producer), with guest artists Eric Backus (Props Design), Jessie Cole (Stage Manager), Rachel Lambert(Costume Designer), and Jennifer Roseman (Assistant Stage Manager).

The 2018 William Inge Season will continue with The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, directed by Jerrell Henderson, opening in November 2018.

FUNDERS: The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, andEclipse Theatre's many individual donors.

Eclipse Theatre Company presents the work of one playwright each season. Eclipse offers the audience an opportunity, unique in the Midwest, to journey through the playwright's works. Join Eclipse in exploring the breadth and depth of one playwright's artistic worlds.


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