It’s fun to look at people waiting for airline flights or trains or busses and imagine what their real stories are.
Playwright Sam Bobrick does just that in “Passengers,” a comedy of eight scenes that the Woodinville Repertory Theatre will present in June. And in his telling the stories are sad, weird and often hysterically funny.
Bobrick’s play looks at 17 different characters (played by just four actors) waiting for a bus at a small Midwestern bus station. They include Frank, a loser, who decides he will turn his life around by robbing a bus. June dumps a man who can give her everything to run off with an old boyfriend, who offers nothing. Fred, a successful businessman, runs into an old flame who is now a bag lady. Mrs. Evans is awaiting the ashes of her husband, killed while attending a circus out of town. And she’s returning the ashes of the circus clown sent by mistake.
The play, directed by Steve Cooper, will be performed weekends June 7-29 at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Three Sunday matinees – on June 9, June 16, and June 23 – are at 2 p.m.
All shows will be at the Denali Slab and Tile Studio, 16120 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Woodinville. For details, visit www.woodinvillerep.org. For tickets, check http://www.woodinvillerep.org/tickets/. Tickets are $18 online, $20 at the door. Tickets are $15 for seniors and students.