The Bus Stop by Gao Xingjian - Wuming Theater Club Production

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Building W16: Kresge Auditorium, Little Kresge Theater
48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

MIT Wuming Theater Club is proud to present our fall 2023 production of The Bus Stop, a Chinese absurdist comedy about life and waiting. The groundbreaking play by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian premiered in Beijing in 1983. 

Our show is directed by Potter Zhang, and produced by Jay Lu and Nina Li. English translations are provided by Shiao-Ling Yu.

(Performed in Chinese with English subtitles.) 


On a weekend afternoon, a group of people from different walks of life gathered at a suburban bus station. 

There, they waited for the bus,  promising passage into the city, where each of their exciting plans awaited. 

So they waited. 

Now and then, a bus passes, but it never stops.

Through frustration, anger, disappointment, they waited. 

And waited…until…


What’s left is the question, what are you waiting for?

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