Venue Details

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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
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2 reviews
3 stars
We brought a picnic, parked across the street from the theatre and had a lovely picnic in Lincoln Park's lovely rose garden.
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9 reviews
11 stars
No bad sitting, it's a compact theater and the stage is right there a few feet away
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"Bus Stop"
26 ratings
4.3 average rating
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58 events
36 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 15 2010

Delightful! Job well done - not only by the actors but the lighting crew and directing as well.

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33 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 28 2010

All of the cast were excellent. A well-blocked in-the-round production of the play. The play seemed very much of its time, but that had its charm and appeal too. Anything Altarena Playhouse presents is worth checking out.

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17 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 22 2010

Good solid work by the actors, an excellent ensemble admirably (albeit a bit taciturn) pulling off William inge's prolific and bizarre comedic drama. If Marilyn Monroe had not made the film I doubt this play would continue to be mounted today....continued

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A play by William Inge. Directed by Michael Ryken.

Long before The Breakfast Club, there was Bus Stop. It’s winter on the Great Plains, and a snowstorm near Kansas City has stranded a group of bus passengers at a local diner. During their weather-enforced overnight layover, the diverse group of strangers develop short-lived but revealing relationships as they learn about each other—and about themselves.