Chautauqua director Diane Bartlett will be holding one night of auditions for William Inge’s BUS STOP, on the evening of September 2 at 7 pm. Please come prepared for cold reading from the script and bring your resume and headshot.
Parts available are:
* Grace – Owner of the diner, she is fortyish, and pretty in a fading, hard-bitten way. She has a passionate side to her nature, loving a good fight and the attentions of a good man.
* Elma Duckworth – An intelligent, but naive and impressionable high school girl. She is Grace's waitress.
* Will Masters – The local sheriff. Tough as nails and brusque in manner, but goodhearted and a staunch Christian, described as a "deacon of his church". A highly "moral" man in the general sense of the word.
* Dr. Gerald Lyman – This role has been precast
* Cherie – A pretty young woman who comes from a difficult "hill folk" background, and has left her innocence far behind. She is an aspiring nightclub singer, but has never worked in any establishment above the level of "cheap dive".
* Bo Decker – A brash young cowboy with boorish manners that hide a naiveté almost as profound as Elma's. He has convinced himself that Cherie will be his bride, though Cherie wants nothing to do with him.
* Virgil Blessing – An older, wiser cowboy who has become a father figure to Bo (who was orphaned at the age of ten) as well as Bo's head ranch hand.
* Carl – The bus driver, who has an ongoing "just passing through" relationship with Grace. As referenced repeatedly, this is purely sexual in nature.
Auditions will be held at Chautauqua Playhouse.