Bridge Street Theatre presents
LEWISTON
by MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Award Winner Samuel D. Hunter
with Montana Lampert Hoover, Daniel Hall Kuhn, and Leigh Strimbeck
Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover
Set Design by John Sowle
Lighting Design by Nicholas Hawrylko
Costumes by Michelle Rogers
Sound Design by Carmen Borgia
Production Stage Manager: Liz Powers
Thursdays thru Sundays, October 7 – 17, 2021
Bridge Street Theatre’s “Priscilla” Mainstage
44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY

The limitless frontier explored by Meriwether Lewis has dwindled for one of his descendants to a tiny sliver of Idaho land on which she runs a laughably unprofitable roadside fireworks stand. MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ recipient Samuel D. Hunter explores the emotional wilderness of a family struggling to stay afloat and keep their American dreams alive in “Lewiston”, an affectionate, poignant, and profoundly empathic new play, coming to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only October 7 – 17, 2021.

This regional premiere will be directed by Sara Lampert Hoover, with sets by John Sowle, lighting by Nicholas Hawrylko, and costumes by Michelle Rogers. Featured in the cast are actors Leigh Strimbeck, Daniel Hall Kuhn, and Montana Lampert Hoover. Production Stage Manager is Liz Powers. Bridge Street Theatre’s entire Fall 2021 “American Roots Re-Awakened” Season is sponsored by Nina Matis and Alan Gosule, and production of “Lewiston” has been funded in part by a Restart NY Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Samuel D. Hunter is an American playwright, born and raised in Moscow, Idaho and currently living in New York City. Among his plays are “A Bright New Boise” (2010), “The Whale” (2012), “A Great Wilderness” (2014), “Clarkston” (2015), “Lewiston” (2016), and “Greater Clements” (2018). He is also the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship.

“Lewiston” will be performed Thursdays – Sundays, October 7 – 17, 2021, on Bridge Street Theatre’s “Priscilla” Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill. The show is recommended for audiences ages 12 and over. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm, with Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Admission at the door is $25, Students and Children ages 18 and under are only $10. Discounted advance tickets (highly recommended) are available for $22/$10 (+ a small service fee) at lewiston21.brownpapertickets.com. In addition, the Thursday October 7 preview and Sunday October 10 matinee will each be bargain “Pay-What-You-Will” performances.

For the safety of both audiences and artists, Bridge Street Theatre follows union and state guidelines for indoor entertainment venues. All attendees will need to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative test for COVID at the door prior to entry. In addition, masks will need to be worn at all times while in the theatre building. For more detailed information on the theatre’s safety precautions and attendance requirements, visit bridgest.org/covid-safety-rules-at-bst/.


Bios

Leigh Strimbeck (Alice) most recently appeared in, and wrote, The Queen of Fenway Court: Isabella Stewart Gardner in staged readings at Great Barrington Public Theater and Gloucester Stage; Virginia Butley in Native Gardens at Gloucester Stage Company; Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit with Voice Theatre of Woodstock, NY; Tippy in Breakwater at Great Barrington Public Theater. Associate member of The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE)in PA; former artist in residence in the theater program at Russell Sage College; co-founder of WAM Theatre. Other regional theater acting and directing includes Storyhorse Documentary Theater; BTE; WAM; The Rep in Albany, NY; Saratoga Shakespeare; Shakespeare and Co (Understudy for Tina Packer, Mother of the Maid); and Berkshire Playwrights Lab. Feature films: UnCivil Liberties, Fighting for FreedomLittle BiPeep, Lifetime Movie Network’s Off the Rails and Sleeping with My Student; short Key Transitions. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA. For reel and more info: leighstrimbeck.com

Daniel Hall Kuhn (Connor) More than a few years ago I had the privilege of working with John and Steven in Kaliyuga Arts production of All That Fall at Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC. Since then, I have had the good fortune to perform in multiple national tours, summerstock, film and voice over projects. During the pandemic I have been working on a one man show featuring the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, including an educational, interactive version available for classroom streaming. To learn more about me or my “Poe Show,” please visit my website: www.DanielHallKuhn.com.

Montana Lampert Hoover (Marnie) is very excited to be back at The Bridge Street Theatre! Montana is a New York based actor, singer, and puppeteer. Recent acting credits include In the Parlour (American Slavery Project), The F%@#ing Wright Brothers (NY Fringe), Hand To God (Kitchen Theatre Company), Double Falsehood (Letter of Marque), Old Names for Wildflowers (The Tank), Revelations (NYWinterFest), Hamlet (SheNYC), Out There! (Bluelaces Theater Company), Battle of Central Park (The Tank). She is very proud to be lending her hands and voice (while hiding behind a chair) to create the voice and movement of Teddy on Queer Kid Stuff! (Youtube). Montana is a proud Sarah Lawrence College graduate. She would like to thank her Mama for, well, everything. @mlamperthoover www.montanalamperthoover.com

SARA LAMPERT HOOVER (Director) Previously at BST: BetterFrankie & Johnny In The Clair de Lune.   American Slavery Project:  Throw Pitchfork. Kitchen Theatre Co: Bright Half Life, Throw Pitchfork, Peter and the Starcatcher, Dancing Lessons, Black Pearl Sings! Neat, The Tricky Part, Souvenir – 2008 SALT Award “Best Summer Production”, The Clean House, Yellowman, Precious Nonsense, The Syringa Tree, A Servant of Two Masters, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Pretty Fire, and Molly Sweeney.  Vermont Stage Co: Three Days of Rain and Doubt, I Am My Own Wife.  Other production credits: Falsettos, Sweeney Todd, Proof, 4 by Beckett, Side Man, The Insect Comedy, The Gnadiges Fraulein. Assistant directing credits: Sight Unseen (Manhattan Theatre Club, Daniel Sullivan, Director) and The Dybbuk  (Syracuse Stage, Barbara Damashek, Director).  Member: SDC

For further information on “Lewiston and other upcoming events at Bridge Street Theatre, check the theatre’s website at bridgest.org. Live theatre is back! Don’t miss this moving and deeply American play in its upstate premiere.

Performance Calendar:
Bridge Street Theatre presents
Show #2 in its 2021 “American Roots Re-Awakened” Season
LEWISTON
by MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Award Winner Samuel D. Hunter
with Montana Lampert Hoover, Daniel Hall Kuhn, and Leigh Strimbeck
Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover
Set Design by John Sowle
Lighting Design by Nicholas Hawrylko
Costumes by Michelle Rogers
Production Stage Manager: Liz Powers
October 7 – 17, 2021
Bridge Street Theatre’s “Priscilla” Mainstage
44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY

Thursday October 7 @ 7:30pm (“Pay What You Will” preview)
Friday October 8 @ 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Saturday October 9 @ 7:30pm
Sunday October 10 @ 2:00pm (“Pay What You Will” performance)
Thursday October 14 @ 7:30pm
Friday October 15 @ 7:30pm
Saturday October 16 @ 7:30pm
Sunday October 17 @ 2:00pm (Closing performance)

Tickets:
Advance tickets available at https://lewiston21.brownpapertickets.com
General Admission $22, $10 for Students and Children ages 18 and under
Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance (on a space available basis) for $25, $10 for Students ages 18 & under.

Bridge Street Theatre is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature and by Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Cultural Fund administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts (dba CREATE).

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