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By William Inge
A comedy with tragic undertones, William Ingeâ€™s classic play makes a triumphant entrance on the Scottish stage.
This is a show about people making all sorts of compromises in their private desperation to connect with other peopleâ€¦ Ken Alexander stitches this all together on a pretty, naturalistic set
A lot can happen in a single night . . .
Strangely, the fourth passenger, Dr. Lyman, a hard drinking academic with a passion for Shakespeare, appears considerably more interested in making sure the bus has crossed the state line than in its destination. Until, that is, he spies Elma, Graceâ€™s wide-eyed, pretty, teenage waitress.
Superbly atmosphericâ€¦ a poetic dream of a play
"When staying in Pitlochry during the early part of the war, I chanced to see a stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to the town. I at once realised that here my dream theatre might well be established in this fashionable resort right in the heart of Scotland"â€¦ John Stewart, Founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.