About this project
We're taking our play about small-town homophobia Off Broadway and to one of the most anti-gay places in America: Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.
Our fundraising goal will allow The Bus to play Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters for four weeks beginning the week of October 3rd and perform in Topeka, Kansas in early November, immediately following our Off Broadway run. If we meet or exceed our goal, these monies will go toward producing both, the Off Broadway and Topeka shows of The Bus.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
The Bus tells the story of two boys who, late at night, regularly rendezvous in a parked church bus just to be close. When their secret meeting place is in danger of being discovered, the boys find themselves in the middle of a family conﬂict between a large church and a small-town gas station—and the clash proves explosive. Touching, sometimes haunting, often humorous, and swirling with suspense, The Bus was called "a bona-ﬁde surprise hit, drawing big crowds and positive reviews," by the Burlington Free Press.
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR THE BUS:
- "An extraordinary play…a powerful striking piece that's all the more remarkable because it's the first stage work by the playwright who effectively toes the line between drama and melodrama in a script that tackles such volatile subjects as Christianity, teen homosexuality and the flammable bonds of family…a taut, often darkly amusing script." The Burlington Free Press
- "It was a joy to see this script come to life. The main characters, two teenage boys coming to terms with their sexuality, community and impending adulthood, are absolutely convincing." Out in the Mountains
- "An enormous success … a complex and timely drama about small town tensions caused by the fierce interplay of sexuality, mega-church religiosity, homophobia and pride." Vermont Times
A one-of-a-kind smiley pendant that we've created out of reclaimed bus metal. Each pendant is designed by Dostie (from the video) then cut and created from salvaged metal from an old school bus.
New Reward! -- Katharine Montstream Print:
This summer view of Burlington is from the lake looking back at the city. According to artist Katharine Montstream, "This area is ideal for landscape painting. Between the weather and change of season, there's no lack of material." See more of Katharine's work at kmmstudio.com or at her studio at Union Station. Hurry, only 12 prints available!
59E59 THEATERS IN NEW YORK CITY:
59E59 Theaters is a critically acclaimed Off Broadway theater complex with three stages. Owned and operated by the not-for-profit Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation, 59E59 Theaters brings new, innovative, and challenging work to East Side audiences from across the United States and around the world. 59E59 Theaters were honored with a Drama Desk Award in 2008. www.59E59.org
59E59 Theaters in New York City
FIND OUT MORE:
Please visit our website at www.TheBusThePlay.com
2006 Cast and Crew of The Bus
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