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Patrick Tangredi

Portland Community College Theatre (Sylvania) is proud to present William Inge’s 1950’s Classic dramatic comedy, Bus Stop. This fun play offers theatre-goers both a slice of old fashioned Americana and raises provocative questions about producing it in the #Metoo era.

Performances will run May 17-May 20 at the PCC Sylvania Campus Performing Arts Center.

Set in a rural bus stop on the evening of a fateful snowstorm, a number of strangers await snowplows to free the roads, but until that moment, hey must wrestle with their own destiny’s and dreams.  Considered “A classic of the American Stage”, Bus Stop continues to delight and engage audiences.  William Inge is considered one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, often compared to his contemporaries, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Helman, and Arthur Miller.

This 8-person cast is entirely comprised of students from the PCC Theatre Arts Program. It will be guest directed by Drammy award winning director Adriana Baer and stars, Tea Johnson, Emily Veenstra, Shawn Robinson, Eugene Fulton, Aidan Lavelle, Colin White, Nick Chilcote and Ellie Lauthner, with understudy support by Jessica Hart, Libby Cole, and Will Larsson.

It is stage managed by Cody Decker and assistant stage managed by Nova Raycraft and built and designed by Sue Bean-Portinga, Michael Pfaff, Gabe Costales, Sarah Gahagan, Michelle Kiyoi, Keanan Stone and Dan Hays.

The current show will run just over 90 minutes with no intermission. The content for this performance is suitable for 14 and older.

Tickets can be purchased currently at the PCC Bookstore, and at the PCC box office one hour before curtain.

We regret that we do not offer online ticket sales at this time.

General admission tickets are $10, $5 for students, seniors and veterans.

We offer a pay-what-you-will on the Thursday, May 17 11 am matinee, and the Friday May 19th 2pm matinee.

Performance Dates and Times:

  • 11 A.M., Thursday, May 17th
  • 7 P.M., Thursday, May 17th
  • 2 P.M., Friday, May 18th
  • 7 P.M., Saturday, May 19th
  • 2 P.M., Sunday, March 20th

For more information about the show, visit the Theatre Program website.