Auditions for ”Bus Stop”, the second show of the 2010 season by the Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association (OHMPAA), will take place at 6:30 p.., at the Norway Grange on Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13.
Director Tom Littlefield will be casting five men and three women in this American classic by William Inge, with performances coming in June. The stage of the Norway Grange will be transformed into a roadside, diner circa 1950, where a bus out of Kansas City unloads its wearypassengers to wait out the howling snowstorm.
We’ll observe these passengers and their interactions with the locals as the snow keeps them holed up together through the night. This commentary on life and the relationships that keep us going is sharp and comic, filled with memorable and recognizable American characters. A weary proprietor who’s old enough to know better, but still looking for love runs her diner with the help of a high school waitress. The local sheriff tries to keep an over-eager cowboy from pressing his attentions too fervently upon a nightclub singer who’s seen a lot of life for a girl her age. Then, there’s the middle-aged college professor who drinks and pays too much attention to our young waitress.
Scripts are available for perusal at the Norway and Paris public libraries.