Friday’s event pick: The City Theatre’s “Bus Stop”

"Bus Stop," the City Theatre's latest production, is a William Inge American classic in which eight snowbound strangers stranded at a Midwest diner get a full serving of love, longing and loneliness. Photo by Dave Inman.

“Bus Stop,” the City Theatre’s latest production, is a William Inge American classic in which eight snowbound strangers stranded at a Midwest diner get a full serving of love, longing and loneliness. Photo by Dave Inman.

The City Theatre takes on William Inge’s American classic, about eight snowbound strangers who stop into a roadside diner following a bus detour during a howling storm. As the storm rages outside, each of them spend the night discovering truths and uncovering lies — both about themselves and each other.

Among the characters is Cherie, a nightclub singer with big dreams, and Gerald Lyman, a college philosophy professor who comes to terms with who he is.

Details: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through April 3. $10-$25. 3823 Airport Blvd., Suite D. 512-524-2870,www.citytheatreaustin.org.


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