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The Collin Theatre Center Announces Casting for Bus Stop

August 31- The Collin Theatre Center in Plano has announced casting for the upcoming production of Bus Stop.

William Inge's Bus Stop is a classic American drama about the power of love.  When cowboy Bo and his friend Virgil take the bus from Montana to Phoenix, Arizona, to participate in the rodeo, Bo is also hoping to find his "angel."  There, naive Bo falls in love with cafe singer Cherie performing "That Old Black Magic" and plans to take her back to Montana. The next day, Bo intends to marry her after the rodeo... but Cherie escapes.  Cherie wants to go Hollywood, where she hopes to be discovered.  But Bo tracks her down, and forces her on the bus back to Montana.  On the way, they stop at Grace's Diner.   Gradually, the headstrong Bo realizes that you can't rope a gal the same way you lasso a steer!

Bus Stop will be directed by Gail Cronauer and assistant directed by Jon Christie. Hana Goff will serve as stage manager with Taylor Long serving as assistant stage manager. The cast for Bus Stop includes artists from across the DFW Metroplex: Barret Lewis (Lucas); Johanna Nchekwube; Tom Reisenbichler; Heather Sims (Dallas); Rebekah Melillo (Lewisville); Aaron Rathbun (Frisco); Nolan Martin (Celina); Stephanie Cambra (Plano); Porcia Bartholomae (Fort Worth); Rob Williams (Mesquite).

Bus Stop will be presented by the Collin Theatre Center in Plano.  Performances are held in the John Anthony Theatre on the campus of Collin College, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano 75074.  Performances are Oct. 8 – 10 and Oct. 14 – 17 at 8 p.m., with matinees on Oct. 11 and 17 – 18 at 2:15 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for General Admission, $6 for Students and Senior Citizens (55+).  Group rates are available.  For tickets and other information, you may call the Collin Theatre Center Box Office at 972.881.5809, or you may visit us on the web at

NOTE: A TTY information line for deaf patrons is available at 972.881.5117.  The performances on March 8 and 13 are sign-interpreted for patrons who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.