Possum Juniors Present BUS STOP

Possum Juniors Present BUS STOP

The Possum Point Players' affiliate group, Possum Juniors (PJ), are back this summer with William Inge's Bus Stop. Directed by PJ member Braeden Swain, performances will be held July 20 and 21 at 7:00 PM and July 22 at 2:00 at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Highway in Georgetown, Delaware.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, and can be purchased at the door or through possumpointplayers.org. The play follows a group of strangers stuck in a diner during a wild snowstorm. The combination of personalities in one room makes for a night full of elements such as worry, romance, happiness, sadness, and overall a multitude of complex emotions.

Characters range from cowboys to waitresses to nightclub singers, and the performance will have "audiences captivated; especially when noting that all of the work was entirely done by middle and high school students," according to PJ publicity chairwoman, Kyra Cutsail.

PJs have opted to perform a small play with serious subject matter this year, versus previous productions of musicals such as The Addams Family and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Not only does this allow for wider opportunity for students who do not favor musicals, but also provides a new challenge for the summer in working with a smaller cast on big material.

The cast and crew utilize a multitude of ages and personalities, with cast members from all over the state. PJ veterans such as Nick Outten, Sava Cook, Blair Williams, Jamie Riddle, and Connor Hall are all local to the Sussex County area, being from towns such as Milford, Long Neck, and Seaford, while newer PJs such as Will Kinna, Jade Eisenacher, and Alexis Waddy travel from as far as Newark to be a part of this production.

The Possum Juniors are an educational affiliate, which further comes to light through director Braeden Swain's vision in the show. According to Cutsail: "Not only does he push to teach his cast about aspects such as character development and complex dynamics, but this summer also established a mentoring program. In the program, students were able to work with an older partner in different backstage areas. Each adult head of departments such as set design, makeup design, and costume design had a small set of PJs "mentees" they worked with to create the show at hand."

Cutsail suggests: "This summer's performance will not disappoint. Get your tickets and get ready for a wild ride with BUS STOP."

For more information, visit the box office or our website: www.possumpointplayers.org.

PHOTO: Cast members Connor Hall (Standing), Jamie Riddle and Jade Eisenacher rehearse a scene from the Possum Juniors upcoming play Bus Stop.

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