Bo knows marriage proposals. Bo Decker, young Montana cowboy, not Bo Jackson, is a character in William Inge's classic American comedy "Bus Stop." The Whittier College Theatre Arts Department will present the romantic comedy for its second production of the season at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Shannon Center for the Performing Arts.
"Bus Stop" tells the story of Bo Decker and Cherie, a bar singer and the object of Bo's affection. Bo attempts to get Cherie to accept his proposal by throwing her over his shoulder and dragging her onto a bus back to his ranch in Montana. Relationships among the passengers are explored when the bus is stranded by a blizzard.
Don Murray and Marilyn Monroe starred in the 1956 movie version. Whittier College's 1990 stage production will feature Michael MacCormick and Tricia Egebakken in the starring roles under the direction of Jack de Vries, chairman of the Theatre Art Department.
"Bus Stop" will be presented at the Shannon Center, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier. Tickets are $8 for Friday and Saturday, $5 Tuesday through Thursday, with senior citizens, students and children $3 for any evening. For tickets or more information, call 907-4202.
Beginning, advanced and professional woodworkers will have a great time Friday through Dec. 2 at the Southern California Woodworking Show at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
There will be displays and demonstrations of a wide range of woodworking, turning, carving and finishing materials and supplies. Displays featuring the newest and best hand tools, power tools, machinery and supplies will give woodworkers the opportunity to test these items for themselves. Products from more than 100 different manufacturers will be available for immediate at-show sales from the exhibitioners.
Special 2 1/2-hour seminars will be presented on various subjects. There will be 19 in-depth seminars, including author and professional woodworker Luther Judt presenting finishing and furniture restoration, and Michael Hanley, woodworker and Timber Framers Guild Member, discussing timber frame construction and deck building. There will be 14 free workshops on topics ranging from "Build an Entertainment Center" by Bill Docking to "Holiday Projects" by Stew Stanford.
The Southern California Woodworking Show will be in Exhibit Hall 1 of the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6, children under 12 are free. Seminars are $28 in advance or $38 at the door. The price includes admission to the show. For more information, call (800) 826-8257.