MONMOUTH – Auditions for the comedy “Bus Stop” will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, and 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19. Auditioners are being asked to be prepared to read from the script in the Caucus Room of Cumston Hall.

The play by William Inge has roles for five men and three women. The show dates are March 19-21 and 26-28.

In the play, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner in the middle of a snowstorm. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to wait until morning. Cheri, a nightclub singer, is the passenger with the most to worry about.

She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a 21-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and romantic methods of a headstrong bull. As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-aged scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.

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