by: William Inge
Produced by University of Washington School of Drama
Direction: Sean Ryan (Act I) Malika Oyetimein (Acts II&III)
Scenic Design: Lex Marcos
Costume Design: Julia Welch (Act I) Shawnee Luciani (Acts II&III)
Lighting Design: Kenrick Fischer
Photo credit: Deborah Hayes
Five weary travelers and their bus driver find themselves stranded in the middle of the night, waiting out a snow storm. A nightclub chanteuse, a belligerent cowboy and his guitar-strumming sidekick, a hard-drinking college professor on the run from his past, the bus driver, the proprietor of the diner, and a naïve young waitress, reveal their hopes, dreams, loves and fears, while the town sheriff does his best to maintain order. As the temperature drops and the night progresses, tensions and passions rise in Inge's classic bittersweet comedy.