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HCT presented Bus Stop in August 1988 at Tallulah Falls School. In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She's been pursued, made love to, and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as she's ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, "Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I'm gonna end up in Montana …" As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver, at last, find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-aged scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.


In sincere appreciation for his generous support of and interest in the Habersham Community Theater, we lovingly dedicate this production of Bus Stop to the memory of Mr. H.M. Stewart, Sr.


August 19, 1988 at 8:00 pm

August 20, 1988 at 8:00 pm

August 21, 1988 at 3:00 pm


Elma Duckworth: Wendy Weaver

Grace Hoylard: Susie Arnold

Sheriff Will Masters: Jim Esslinger

Cherie, the Chanteuse: Alison Umbehant

Dr. Gerald Lyman: Richard Mintzlaff

Carl: Stephen Varner

Virgil Blessing: Howard Kress

Bo Decker: Joel Morgan


Director: Mollie Pollitt

Assistant Director: Atha Ledford

Stage Manager: Fran Varner

Set Construction: Richard Oliver, Lauren Linn, Stephen Varner

Properties: David Hodges

Lights/Sound: Helen Poston, Stephen Varner, Fran Varner

Costumes: Betty Dyer, Dolly Garrett, Julie Esslinger

Makeup/Hair: Lisa Carmack

Business Coordinator: Kay Caputi

Programs: Clara Martin, Alison Umbehant, Monica Umbehant, Fran Varner

Program/Poster Design: Pat Williams

Publicity: Carol Harbert

House Manager: Louise Cooper

Ushers: Mary Pollitt, Libba Pollitt, Laura Wood

Box Office: Laura Wood

Typist: Kelly Jones


First National Bank of Habersham

Cornelia Brake & Alignment

Cornelia Ford–Lincoln–Mercury

Fieldale Farms Corporation

Habersham Hardware and Home Center

Joseph A. Griggs, J. Edward Staples, Susan Clark, Attorneys At Law

Owen Financial Services, Inc.

Taylor's Trolley Restaurant

The Book Cellar

Turpen Drug Company

Williams Dress Shop

Williams Radiator Service

Mrs. Mignon H. Bruce

Kay S. Swanson

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