Fall/Spring Theatre productions 

BUS STOP by William Inge - a dramatic romantic comedy

Performances: Nov. 3, 4, 5 at 7pm in the R.G. Brown Theatre on the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Campus

Ticket Prices: $7 for Adults and $5 for Students and Seniors and $3 for UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Students


The play is set in roadside diner that serves as a small town’s bus stop. An unexpected blizzard in early March of 1953 has stranded a bus filled with two cowboys returning to their ranch in Montana, an aspiring nightclub singer, and a philosophy professor on the lam.  With all roads blocked, the passengers, the sheriff of the town, along with two waitresses and the bus driver are marooned till morning.  Hopes and broken dreams churn around like the snow outside. The foibles and follies of loving and being loved, explored in this play, remain relevant and universal today. 

Proudly, our student-focused production features the acting talents of five UW- Baraboo/Sauk County students and two community actors and one member of the faculty and staff. 


Vanessa Lehman as Elma Duckworth
Antonia Tomaselli as Grace
Mark Hamdan-Krause as Will Masters
Tori Koehler as Cherie
Bill Arbogast as  Dr. Gerald Lyman
Andy Matz as Carl
Gus Bonow as Virgil Blessing
Cody Halde as Bo Decker

Press Quotes

"Mr. Inge has put together an uproarious comedy that never strays from the truth”. —NY Times.

"William Inge should be a great comfort to all of us…he brings to the theatre a kind of warm-hearted compassion, creative vigor, freshness of approach and appreciation of average humanity that can be wonderfully touching and stimulating." —NY Post.