"The Bus packs a wallop! … By the end of this production, some in the audience were teary-eyed and most were touched because this little play is not really so little at all." Elizabeth Ahlfors, Curtain Up, NYC
"Intimate and touching!" Brandon Voss, Advocate
"Terrific! … There’s more than a hint of Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' in James Lantz's, The Bus!” Dan Bacalzo, TheaterMania, NYC
"An extraordinary play!" Brent Hallenbeck, Burlington Free Press, Burlington, VT
The Bus is a the story of Jordan and Ian, two boys who regularly rendezvous in a parked bus that belongs to the most powerful church in town, Golden Rule. Late at night, they meet to explore sexual feelings that are at once awkward, humorous, and kept from the light of day. When their secret meeting place is in danger of being discovered, the boys find themselves caught in a conﬂict between Golden Rule and a gas station owned by Ian's father — and the clash proves explosive. Can Jordan and Ian move their fragile relationship into the light, or will church and family drive them back? A touching tale that swirls with suspense, The Bus is a play you will not want to miss.
Off Broadway, Kansas and Vermont
The Bus made its Off Broadway debut in October 2011 at 59E59 Theaters in New York City where it performed to sold out houses. It then traveled to Kansas in December 2011 as a counter-voice to the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church; over one weekend the play was performed for over 400 Kansans in Wichita and in Topeka. In Topeka, The Bus was performed within blocks of the notorious church led by pastor Fred Phelps. The Bus originally premiered in Burlington, Vermont at FlynnSpace at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.
The Bus will be making it's South African debut at The Milnerton Playhouse in Cape Town. This unique play has been adapted for the South African audience.