SCT: 'Bus Stop'

Thursday, February 22, 2018

SCT Playhouse welcomes audiences to the heartwarming comedy, “Bus Stop.” In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a small roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and the weary travelers on board have to take refuge in the diner until morning. A nightclub singer, “a young cowboy with all the romantic finesse of a rodeo bull,” a middle-age scholar, a young waitress, the cafe owner, and the bus driver spend a very entertaining evening together. “Bus Stop” is a theater classic that is sure to please audiences.


ElmaHanna Russman
GraceVonnie Hinrichsen
WillRoger Partridge
CherieAbbie Hinrichsen
Dr. LymanRusty Ruth
CarlMark Joenks
BoEthan Johnson
VirgilColin Van Westen


DirectorKella Klinker-Simonin
Set and LightsRoger Partridge
Stage Management, Costumes and PropsMarta Johnson
Sound DesignBarb Wilcox and Suzanne Von Seggern


Ticket price is $18 for adults, $9 for students

Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. — Opening night and reception

Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m.

Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m.

Photos by Randy M. Cauthron

After a cold start, Cherie (Abbie Hinrichsen) and Bo (Ethan Johnson), find perhaps there is a romantic spark during their time together, stranded in the small town Kansas diner during a snowstorm.

Photos by Randy M. Cauthron

Dr. Lyman (Rusty Ruth) puts the moves on a young waitress, Elma (Hanna Russman), when his bus trip is delayed and he finds himself stranded in a local diner.

Photos by Randy M. Cauthron

Bo (Ethan Johnson) hoots and hollers his support for his dancing love Cherie (Abbie Hinrichsen) as she takes to the countertop at Grace’s Diner to entertain while Virgil (Colin Van Westen) accompanies with his guitar.

Photos by Randy M. Cauthron

Virgil (Colin Van Westen) looks on with worry as Sheriff Will (Roger Partridge) takes Bo (Ethan Johnson) to task for his aggressive behavior toward Cherie as he seems uninterested in his romantic pursuits.

Photos by Randy M. Cauthron

Bus driver Carl (Mark Joenks) and diner owner Grace (Vonnie Hinrichsen) enjoy a little romantic time during the snow storm as she admits to admiring his big hands.

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