“Bus Stop” begins Thursday, free student bus
Parkside Theatre and the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre are applying the finishing touches on their joint production of "Bus Stop." Premiering Thursday with a preview performance and continuing for 16 total performances through April 29, the play features UW-Parkside students and professional actors. It is presented at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Third Ward and UW-Parkside students can catch a ride there free this Thursday.
Here's the story playwright William Inge penned in 1955: In a howling blizzard, four passengers become stranded overnight in a diner west of KC. The center of the storm is Bo, a headstrong young rodeo rider played by UW-Parkside's Ethan Hall, who crashes in with Cherie (Annie Walaszek), a nightclub chanteuse he has kidnapped and plans to wed--whether she likes it or not. Theatre Arts Professor Jamie Cheatham plays Dr. Gerald Lyman and Brenna Kempf is the naïve waitress Elma Duckworth.
Director Lisa Kornetsky talked about the play during a video on the MCT web site. She is being helped by assistant directors (and UW-Parkside students) Alecia Annacchino and Bobby Johnson.
The UW-Parkside "Bus Stop" crew also features set designer Keith Harris, lighting designer Skelly Warren and costume designer Misti Bradford. Student designers are Abbie Miller, props; Kara Foster, makeup/hair; and recent UW-Parkside graduate Phil Wooding, sound. The assistant stage managers are Tiffany Lutz and Madelyn Wakley.
For dates, show times, and tickets, visit www.milwaukeechambertheatre.com or call 414-291-7800.
Free student bus to "Bus Stop"
UW-Parkside students can avoid Milwaukee parking fees and get bargain priced tickets for Thursday's performance. Theatre Arts is providing a free bus to the Thursday, April 12, performance for UW-Parkside students. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Plus, students will only pay the usual $7.50 ticket price for this performance. Plus, plus: there are four free student tickets still available!Get your special preview night tickets at the box office in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities and sign up for the bus at the same time.