Bus Stop

Bus Stop Bus Stop at the Arvada Center just outside Denver, Colorado.

By William Inge

Directed by Allison Watrous

Black Box Theatre
February 24 – April 15, 2017
Previews: February 22 – 23 @ 7:30 p.m.Performances: Thurs – Sat @ 7:30 p.m., Wed @ 1:00 p.m., Sun @ 2:00 p.m.

Please note, an additional performance has been added Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. 

Bus Stop , The Drowning Girls , and Waiting for Godot are performed in rotating repertory. Click the calendar below to see a schedule.

2017 Arvada Center repertory calendar
Ticket Pricing:
Previews $25
Performance run $45 all seats

"A triumph of design, direction, and execution." - Patrick Dorn, PatrickDorn.com

"Very good comedy, with excellent serious insights." - Tom Jones, Colorado Theatre Reviews

"What makes Bus Stop captivating is its character work" - Chris Arneson, BroadwayWorld Denver

"A really rewarding night at the theater." - Sonya Ellingboe, Westminster Window

“It takes strong men and women to love… people strong enough inside themselves to love…without humiliation.”


Bo is a boastful but innocent cowboy who plans to get Cherie to the altar, kicking and screaming if necessary. But Cherie, a worldly nightclub singer, has plans of her own. When their bus is stranded in a snowstorm, they seek refuge in an isolated roadside diner along with their fellow travelers. As the night goes on, these snowbound strangers share their secrets and dreams. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, William Inge, mixes moments of uproarious comedy and heartbreaking tenderness to explore the many nuances of love and longing.

The run time for this performance is two hours, including intermission.

Please note: Some adult language


Underwritten by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

Come prepared! Read the Bus Stop study guide before your performance. Download the study guide here  and read more about the production in this season's ArtsCentric !

Read the Bus Stop program.

Talk Backs
Fri, March 3 after 7:30 p.m. performance
Wed, March 8 after 1 p.m. performance

Chats with the Cast
35 minutes before every performance a member of the ensemble will be in the Black Box Lobby greeting guests and answering questions about the show. After every performance members of the ensemble will be available for informal discussions about the performance.

Bus Stop Cast

Sam Gregory - Dr. Lyman

Emily Van Fleet - Cherie


Sean Scrutchins - Bo


Kate Gleason - Grace


Geoffrey Kent - Will


Michael Morgan - Virgil


Jenna Moll Reyes - Elma


Josh Robinson - Carl

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth BlvdArvada, Colorado 80003-9985

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