Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre has leapt into 2023 with both feet.
Auditions and casting for their previously announced five-play Mainstage Subscription Season are currently under way. An ongoing series of Artist Residencies are keeping things hoppin’ in January and February. February will also find the theatre hosting this year?s first new play reading by Saugerties’ Round the Bend Theatre. Catskill High School’s Student Fashion Show takes over the complex in early March. Then things really kick into high gear! Beginning March 10 and continuing Fridays through Sundays for four successive weekends, the theatre will present “SoloFest” – a mini-Festival of four original one-person plays on BST’s “Priscilla” Mainstage, with three performances of a new show every week. You?ll find something for everyone in THIS eclectic, innovative and diverse line-up:
March 10 – 12: THE VILLAGE CIDIOT written and performed by Lauren Letellier; Directed by Martha Wollner, Artwork by Michael Thomas Holmes
Everyone from long-time Hudson Valley locals to recent COVID-era transplants will find something to relate to in this fish-out-of-water story about a woman from NYC attempting to cope with re-locating upstate.
March 17 – 19: THIS SOIL, THESE SEEDS… written and performed by Bonita Jackson, with music composed and played by Kristin Vining; Photo: Giancarlo Osaben
When a Black drama therapist sets out to help three strangers with their mother-daughter issues, she unearths multi-generational trauma that sends all of them into an unexpected family intervention.
March 24 – 26: SPINNING MY WHEELS written and performed by Michael Garfield Levine; Directed by Caitlin Langstaff; Photo: Roy Gumpel
This roller coaster of a ride takes us from the streets and theaters of New York to the hills of Vermont, into the depths of Michael?s psyche as he battles mental illness and addiction, and back up to sanity whilst encountering a host of unsavory and masterful characters.
March 30 – April 2 ALONE: STORIES FROM EDGAR ALLAN POE created and performed by Daniel Hall Kuhn
The horror, the horror! Poems and tales from America’s master of the macabre come thrillingly to life in this one-man show created and performed by an actor BST audiences will recognize from “Lewiston” and “Shelley’s Shadow”.
Tickets for individual shows in “SoloFest” are priced at $25, but you can purchase a Festival Pass for admission to all four plays for only $75 – that’s four shows for the price of three! Subscribers to Bridge Street Theatre?s 2023 Mainstage Season will receive an even further discount, with individual tickets going for $20 and a Festival Pass for $60. And Students ages 18 and under will be admitted for only $10 per show. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the theatre’s website at bridgest.org/2023-solofest/ and follow the appropriate links to buy BST Season Tickets, the four-show SoloFest Pass, or tickets for individual
shows in the Festival.
Hilarious, touching, gripping, dramatic, terrifying – Bridge Street Theatre’s “SoloFest” promises four amazing evenings (or afternoons) of story-telling at its best! Head on over to 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill this March and discover just how enthralling one person alone onstage can be!