In the midst of a howling blizzard, a busload of passengers holes up in a roadside diner outside Kansas City. On the bus is a nightclub chanteuse named Cherie, who is being pursued by Bo, a cowboy who wants to sling her over his shoulder and carry her off to Montana.
Overnight, the owner of the café and the bus driver explore a long-overdue friendship, an aging scholar learns a valuable lesson, and love, with a touch of humility, appears unexpectedly in this classic romantic comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, William Inge.
by William Inge
directed by Austin Pendleton
featuring Boyd Harris as Bo Decker, Jean Lichty as Cherie, James Judy as Virgil, Bo’s friend and confidante, James Slaughter as the final bus passenger, Dr. Gerald Lyman, Jane Summerhays as Grace, the owner of the diner, Judith Ingber as young Elma, and Harry A. Winter and Timmy Ray James as the diner regulars.