Announcing auditions for the November production at The Empty Space…
Written by William Inge
Directed by Bob Kempf
In March 1955, a snowstorm hits just outside Kansas City. Assorted passengers on a bus to Montana take refuge in a roadside diner. The travelers must wait out the storm until morning. During that time, their individual stories are revealed – romantic, humorous, bittersweet – and all are ultimately moving. A classic American comedy, BUS STOP has been a true crowd-pleaser for over 60 years.
Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29, 2018. 11am-2pm. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Plan to spend at least 30 minutes at this audition, and therefore please arrive at an appropriate time. If you are unable to attend this audition session, please email the director to set up an audition for another time.
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, November 2–17, 2018
Begin October 4, 2018, and are generally Monday – Thursday, 7-10pm, some Sundays 4-7pm, and possibly some Saturday early afternoons.
CHARACTERS in BUS STOP:
GRACE HOYLAND – Runs the diner; motherly, can be flirty. (30+)
ELMA DUCKWORTH – An innocent and naïve high-schooler, full of dreams; a waitress. (18+ to play younger).
WILL MASTERS – The sheriff; means business but likable. (25+)
CARL – The bus driver; has seen it all; friendly; flirty. (25+)
CHERIE – A nightclub singer; pretty, fragile. (This role has already been cast.)
BO DECKER – A ranch owner; a brash cowboy; simple and child-like; impulsive. (20-30)
VIRGIL BLESSING – A good-hearted ranch hand; Bo’s unofficial guardian; laid-back; plays guitar a bit. (25+)
DR. GERALD LYMAN – An out-of-work college professor; alcoholic; divorced; has some inner demons. (30+)
For more information, contact the director: firstname.lastname@example.org
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In addition to actors, The Empty Space is always looking for volunteers in all aspects of technical production: stage managing, lighting & sound design, set construction, costume creation, and more! Show up to auditions and let us know what you'd like to help out with!