Bus Stop opens this Thursday, February 1                                                    View this email in your browser
The cast of Bus Stop (L-R): Gene Rauscher (Virgil Blessing), Michael Bouchard (Bo Decker), Jeff Lovell (Will Masters), Lucy Sappington (Elma Duckworth), Erin Struckhoff (Grace Hoylard), Jeff Struckhoff (Carl), Britteny Henry (Cherie). Not pictured: Joe O'Connor (Dr. Gerald Lyman). Photo by John Lamb.

Bus Stop opens this Thursday, February 1

Clayton Community Theatre is proud to present Bus Stop, running February 1-11. Be sure to catch this talented ensemble cast bring to life William Inge's timeless story of love in all its forms. 

Bus Stop follows eight strangers through a night at Grace's Diner in rural Kansas, when a bus becomes snowbound between Kansas City and Topeka. Diner owner Grace Hoylard (Erin Struckhoff) and waitress Elma Duckworth (Lucy Sappington) tend to their stranded guests. For many of these guests, the severe weather is the least of their concerns. Cherie (Britteny Henry) is a Kansas City nightclub singer who has been kidnapped by Bo Decker (Michael Bouchard), a brash rodeo cowboy determined to marry Cherie and bring her to his ranch in Montana. Dr. Gerald Lyman (Joe O'Connor), a three-times divorced university professor, perpetually travels all around the country just to prove to himself that he is free, but quickly comes to realize that he is anything but. And Carl, the dutiful bus driver, seeks to soothe the loneliness caused by his itinerant profession and establish more than a "just passing through" relationship with Grace.

Director Sam Hack says "we learn about [the characters], they learn about themselves, relationships develop and grow and change...some of it is relatively serious, some is humorous, nothing is extreme. They are real people, living their lives for these few hours in a very realistic way. It is essentially, I think, an examination of love in various forms and shapes and how love affects the people who are living with it." 

For more information, check out St. Louis Limelight's profile here, and RSVP on Facebook.  

Performances and Tickets

Thursday, February 1, 8:00pm 
Friday, February 2, 8:00pm 
Saturday, February 3, 8:00pm 
Sunday, February 4, 2:00pm 

Thursday, February 8, 8:00pm 
Friday, February 9, 8:00pm 
Saturday, February 10, 8:00pm 
Sunday, February 11, 2:00pm 

Purchasing advance tickets is easy! Visit us at Brown Paper Tickets, e-mail, or call 314-721-9228 to reserve yours today! 

Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning 60 minutes prior to each performance. Lighted, handicapped-accessible parking is available. 

Clayton Community Theatre performs in the South Campus of Washington University in Saint Louis (the former C.B.C. High School), 6501 Clayton Road, 63117. Click the map graphic for details. There is a large lot for free parking west of the entrance.

Unless otherwise noted, auditions are in the same place.

Write us at 
Clayton Community Theatre
P.O. Box 50035
Clayton MO 63105

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For tickets to our next performance or season-ticket memberships, visit and search for Clayton Community Theatre, or leave a voice message at our box office, 314-721-9228, or email us.

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Financial assistance for this project has been provided by The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.


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