School concludes season with dramatic comedy "Bus Stop"

Play inspired 1956 film starring Marilyn Monroe

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University concludes it 2015-2016 season with William Inge’s dramatic comedy “Bus Stop.” The production runs Fri., April 22 through Sun., May 1 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

For tickets call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. The box office is open Mon. – Fri., Noon to 5 pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for Kent State University alumni, faculty and staff, $14 for seniors (60+) and non-Kent State students age 18 and under are $10.  Tickets for full-time, Kent campus undergraduates are free of charge.  Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 per person.  Flex pass subscriptions are also available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and cash.

Directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco, the dramatic comedy of William Inge’s “Bus Stop” reveals the connections that can be made and lessons learned when a bus is stranded by a blizzard at a restaurant overnight. The play inspired the 1956 film starring Marilyn Monroe.

The production and design team includes scenic design by associate professor Steve Pauna, costume design by Jeremy Quick, lighting design by Devin Powell, technical direction by CJ Glowacki, sound design by Alex Toth, projection design by Tom West and music supervision by associate professor Jonathan Swoboda.  Assistant professor Courtney Brown serves as dialect coach, Libby Jackson is the assistant director, the fight director is Dane Castle and Emma Wichhart is the movement director. Keeley Augsburger serves as production stage manager.

For more information on The School of Theatre and Dance’s production of “Bus Stop,” visit


Media Contact: Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116,

POSTED: Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:58 PM
Updated: Monday, January 30, 2023 10:13 PM
Joni Konevall