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New Conservatory Theatre Center
at Market Street 25 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102
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"The Bus"
16 ratings
3.9 average rating
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229 events
165 reviews
24 stars
attended Apr 04 2013

I have been to a number of plays at the NCTC. This play kept my interest, but was average, nothing really jumped out at me. The acting was ok, but no really special performances. The play itself had its funny and touching moments, but the plot...continued

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64 reviews
305 stars
attended Apr 28 2013

Profound. I'm sorry I waited to the last day to see this because I was unable to tell others to go and see it. An affecting tale ably directed by Ms. Staley. The cast of 5 took the intimate performance space to pull the audience in. As it was a...continued

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102 reviews
213 stars
attended Apr 17 2013

The acting is good for this powerful production - Its a story we have seen many times - two teen boys in love and hiding it - but it has interesting twist that make the 80 minutes worth the story - The two boys Dan Tracer and Eric Esquivel - have...continued

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A new play by James Lantz.

Directed by Sara Staley.

_ The Bus_ is 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 must remain a secret. When their 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?**


About the Ticket Supplier: New Conservatory Theatre Center

New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) is San Francisco’s premier LGBT and Allied performing arts institution. As a champion of innovative, high quality productions, NCTC presents a new season of mainstage plays each year including impactful dramas, tongue-in-cheek comedies and exceptional musicals. Additionally, original work is brought to the stage from our Family Matinee Series, Emerging Artists Program and New Play Development Lab. Our vision is that theatre is a community event and a way to build community.