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Auditions set in Pequot Lakes for 'Bus Stop'

Auditions for the Pequot Lakes Community Theater comedy "Bus Stop" are set for May 7-8.

Director is Michael Sander.

Auditioning actors are invited from 6:30-9 p.m. in the high school choir room. The audition process, which will involve reading from the script, will take about a half-hour, so all actors do not have to arrive right at 6:30 p.m.

"Bus Stop" is the story of what happens when a snowstorm forces the ill-assorted passengers of a bus to be stranded overnight in a roadside diner. The year is 1955. There are eight characters (no children), as follows:

• Elma: an intelligent, romantic but naïve high school student working at the diner.

• Grace: owner of the diner, around 40, been around, seen everything.

• Will: local sheriff, down-to-earth older man.

• Cheri: nightclub singer, around 20, flashy but childlike.

• Dr. Gerald Lyman: alcoholic Shakespeare-quoting college professor with a dark secret.

• Carl: middle-aged bus driver with a not-so-secret yen for Grace.

• Bo Decker: young champion cowboy just off the ranch and determined to make Cheri his own.

• Virgil: older ranch hand, guardian of Bo; should play guitar.

If you want to audition but are unavailable at the listed times, get in touch with the director at 218-587-4728 or sandwood@uslink.net to see if another time can be arranged.

The show will be staged July 11-13 and 17-19 in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.

Information is available at www.glapa.info or by calling Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200.

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