THE BUS STOP

Genre: Drama, Other
by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian

Condemned as "spiritual pollution" by Chinese Communist Party officials and banned from production, the controversial play, which recalls Beckett's Waiting for Godot, earned Gao a reputation as an avant-garde writer to watch. Interpreted as an analogy for ineffective Communist government, the play was described by one eminent member of the party as “the most pernicious piece of writing since the foundation of the People's Republic." Translated by Shiao-Ling Yu and directed by Samantha Shechtman, performances run March 26 - April 19 at Sanford Meisner Theater (164 Eleventh Avenue, between 22nd & 23rd Streets)

In THE BUS STOP, the thoughts and behaviors of eight characters—representing a cross-section of society—are rendered as they wait and watch buses pass without stopping. Characters include an old man on his way to a chess game, a girl on her way to a blind date, and a bureaucrat who has been involved in dirty dealings.

Open:   03/26/09
Close:   04/19/09

Schedule:
Tues to Sat @ 8:00PM, Sundays @ 3:00 & 7:00
Theater:   Sanford Meisner Theatre
Address:   164 11th Ave. (East Side of 11th Av
New York, NY
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Cost:$15
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