By: Lynn Lieu
The classic tale of mismatched lovers can be relived once again, but sorry folks Marilyn Monroe will not be coming back to life as the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre’s production is based on the original play written by William Inge, not the 1956 film. The Tony nominated play originally opened on Broadway in 1955 and closed one year later when the film was released. It ran for a total of 478 performances. Bus Stop comes to Claremont for three days. Cowboy Bo Decker (Oscar Gubelman) will once again fall for the ever so lovely nightclub singer Cherie (Hayley Lerch). Set in a diner in rural Kansas, the story of the cowboy and his determination to wed the aspiring singer is only heightened when the two are snowed in by a freak storm along with a six other quirky personalities. This is one bus stop that won’t be forgotten.
Bus Stop at the Candlelight Pavilion, 445 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, (909) 626-1254, ext. 1; www.ivrt.org. Wed, June 1, 8 and 15. $25 evenings, $23 matinee.