The Bus, a play

“The Bus is theater magic! It's beautiful in every way that theater should be. The best show I’ve seen in a long, long time."      Theatre Is Easy, Weston Clay, NYC

"Lantz’s richly textured script and fragmented structure captures the spirit of the parochial South”     The Stage, Paul Vale, London UK

"An extraordinary play!"     Burlington Free Press, Brent Hallenbeck, Vermont

Bryan Fitzgerald and Will Roland from the New York City production of "The Bus"

Bryan Fitzgerald and Will Roland from the New York City production of "The Bus"

The Bus is the story of two boys who regularly rendezvous in a parked church bus to explore a budding relationship hidden from family and friends. It has played nationally and internationally including Off Broadway at 59E59, Cape Town SA, and London UK.

In 2016, 'The Bus' was honored with a state winner award in The Clauder Prize

The London cast of "The Bus" at Above the Stag Theatre

The London cast of "The Bus" at Above the Stag Theatre

“A fascinating play, full of surprises.” 

British Theatre Guide, Howard Loxton, London UK

Bob Nuner and Will Roland at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. Photo Carol Rosegg

Bob Nuner and Will Roland at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. Photo Carol Rosegg

“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.” 

Curtain UpElizabeth Ahlfors, New York City

Julia Lawler and Travis Mitchell at 59E59 Theaters in NYC. Photo Carol Rosegg

Julia Lawler and Travis Mitchell at 59E59 Theaters in NYC. Photo Carol Rosegg

Will Roland and Bryan Fitzgerald in the New York production of "The Bus." Photo Carol Rosegg

Will Roland and Bryan Fitzgerald in the New York production of "The Bus." Photo Carol Rosegg

Ian Dring in the London production of "The Bus"

Ian Dring in the London production of "The Bus"

Travis Mitchell and Bryan Fitzgerald in the New York City production. Photo Carol Rosegg

Travis Mitchell and Bryan Fitzgerald in the New York City production. Photo Carol Rosegg

An excerpt from the script to "The Bus" by James Lantz

An excerpt from the script to "The Bus" by James Lantz

 
The first cast and crew of "The Bus" at FlynnSpace in Burlington, VT

The first cast and crew of "The Bus" at FlynnSpace in Burlington, VT