Paragon Theatre Takes on Bus Stop

May 2009

Paragon Theatre started its 2009 season with an offbeat and modern love comedy, but the ensemble switches genres for its next stage performance, a drama called Bus Stop. The 1955 classic from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright William Inge hinges on a group of bus travelers stranded in a Kansas diner by a winter storm. Throughout the four hours the bus riders are stuck inside the pie-and-coffee shop, Inge reflects on the American pursuit of love and happiness--and Paragon Theatre reminds us why it likes to take theatrical risks. Through June 6. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m. Crossroads Theater, 2590 Washington St., 303-832-0929 official website, $19