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Four school bus drivers, fed up with their jobs take their bus on a riotous Friday night "bus-a-palooza" and are subsequently caught by the upper management of the Silver Sparrow Bus Company. They then must spend Sunday morning dealing with the consequences of their actions and decisions, being forced to confront what they actually value in their jobs, their lives, and each other.

Feb 26, 27, 28, March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14, 2009 at 8PM
March 1 and 8, 2009 at 3PM

StrangeDog. Theatre in association with Luna Stage Presents
A Comedy By Ben Clawson
Directed by Robert Grant Bradshaw
Produced by David Hoffman
Starring Samantha Beedle, Scott Cagney,
Diana Limon and Kris Longwell
see program [pdf]

"...The production reflects the camaraderie and creative trust that defines
this young theater company that had its roots at Montclair State University
but has now spread its proverbial wings and has created a rich and unique
identity in the New Jersey theater world."

"It is well worth the effort to support this young company which seems defined by a sense of joy and determination to continue producing new works"

- The Montclair Times   
Full review

"In the course of an hour and three-quarters, Clawson gives us ruminations on friendship, longing, the dignity of work and resistance to authority. Plus it's funny. Really funny."

- Baristanet    Full review


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poster [pdf]


program [pdf]

Director's Note:

Spilling Stuff and Breaking Things explores the boundaries of friendship within the work force. When you get up each morning to go to work, what motivates you to go? Is it the love for your job, the people you work with, the fear of unemployment, the paycheck, or just because you have to? If your job is in jeopardy, what would you be willing to sacrifice to save it? Once something is broke, are you actually able to fix it? These are some of the questions Clawson raises in this witty comedy about bus-a-poolzas, minor revolutions, and that “thing” that gets you through the day.

This play has had quite the journey since its birth about 5 years ago. Along with several drafts and rewrites, readings of the piece have been seen at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Luna Stage, and the ATHE conference where it was the recipient of the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award. In December of 2006, it had its first fully produced production at Montclair State University. I am lucky enough to have been an integral part of this play’s development. I have seen it grow from its conception to complete fruition, and I am honored and excited to be a lucrative part of its process. I wish you all long lasting careers, life-long friendships, and hopefully an enjoyable theatrical experience!

- Robert Grant Bradshaw


Cast and Crew