Globe associate artist Joseph Hardy directs the work scheduled for a Jan. 28 official opening. The production will play through Feb. 29 at the southern California venue.
Bus Stop centers on a group of bus passengers stuck at a Kansas roadside diner during a snowstorm. The play, set in the 1950s, explores the relationships in the group, which includes a young cowboy, his soft-spoken buddy, a nightclub singer and an alcoholic professor.
The cast includes DeAnna Driscoll, Ben Fox, Christian Kaufman, Kevin Mahoney, Jonathan McMurtry, Stephen Payne, Kate Steele and Karen Zippler.
The design team for Bus Stop features Robin Sanford Roberts (scenic), Aaron Copp (lighting), Robert Morgan (costume) and Paul Peterson (sound).
Director Hardy has directed a number of Globe productions including Memoir, Art, The Weir, The Miser and The Rivals. His Broadway credits include Play It Again Sam, Romantic Comedy, Gigi, You're a Good Man, Charlie and Child's Play for which he won a Tony Award. Pulitzer Prize winner Inge won the coveted award for his play Picnic. Other works by the troubled playwright included Come Back, Little Sheba, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and the Academy Award-winning film "Splendor in the Grass." The one-time theatre critic fell into a deep depression in his latter years and took his own life in 1973.
For tickets to Bus Stop, call The Old Globe at (619) 23-GLOBE (9-225). For more information, visit the theatre's website at www.theoldglobe.org.