Show #2 in Bridge Street Theatre‘s 2023 SoloFest delivers both Broadway razzle-dazzle AND off-off-Broadway intimacy.
“MOTHER (and me)” written and performed by Melinda Buckley, arrives at BST, located at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, for three performances only – Friday and Saturday March 17 and 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday March 19 at 2:00pm. This alternately hilarious, touching, and ultimately uplifting one-woman show is Melinda Buckley’s personal saga of a Broadway performer shimmying her way into middle age as her own Hungarian Mama Rose begins a slow waltz with dementia. What distinguishes “Mother (and me)?” is that these delicate subjects are handled with consummate skill, pizzazz and, most importantly, a healthy dose of humor.
The show was originally developed from bits of writing Melinda Buckley performed in Wynn Handman’s acting class. As the piece grew, Melinda brought it to her friend and playwright Matt Hoverman who helped her shape it into a solo play. In 2014, it premiered in the FringeNYC Festival at the Celebration of Whimsy where it had an extended run as that venue’s Best of Fest winner. Barbara Whitman, Tony Award-winning producer of ?Fun Home”, saw the show and took it under her wing.’, director of the Tony Award-winning play “Disgraced” joined the team, helping to refine the material and the production. “MOTHER (and me)” then went on to developmental runs at Chicago Shakespeare, off-Broadway’s Second Stage Uptown and Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY. In 2016, the show premiered in Chicago as a part of Greenhouse Theater’s “Solo Celebration,” one of 12 shows selected out of 400. The show subsequently had an enormously successful 3-week run at Geva Theatre Center, where it sold 225% above goal. More recently, the play ran at the celebrated Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse as part of their Spring Solo Festival. The show has also played to full houses at the Cape Playhouse, the Cotuit Center for the Arts and Provincetown Works, as a much-needed fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod. To learn more and to read some of the rave reviews the show has received, visit the play?s website at https://www.motherandmetheplay.com/
Individual tickets for “MOTHER (and me)” are $25, with those 18 and under admitted for only $10. A Festival Pass for admission to all four SoloFest plays is available for only $75 – that’s four shows for the price of three! But you?ll need to act before March 10 when Show #1 in SoloFest, Lauren Letellier’s “The Village Cidiot”, gives its final performance. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Bridge Street Theatre’s website at bridgest.org/2023-solofest/ and follow the appropriate links to buy BST
Season Tickets (which give you an even further discount), the four-show SoloFest Pass, or tickets for individual shows in the Festival.
You won?t want to miss “MOTHER (and me)” or any of the other shows in SoloFest – 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!
*Performance Calendar: *Bridge Street Theatre presents
*MOTHER (and me) *Written and performed by Melinda Buckley
Originally directed by Kimberly Senior
Production Stage Manager: Kiara Vedovino
3 Performances Only!
March 17-19, 2023
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm
Bridge Street Theatre?s “Priscilla” Mainstage
44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY
Friday March 17 @ 7:30pm
Saturday March 18 @ 7:30pm
Sunday March 19 @ 2:00pm
Advance tickets available at bridgest.org/mother-and-me/
General Admission $25, 18 and under $10
Discount 4-show SoloFest Passes are available for $75 at bridgest.org/solofest-subscription (must be purchased before March 12)
Even further discounts available to 2023 Bridge Street Theatre Season Subscribers
To learn more, visit bridgest.org/2023-season/ or bridgest.org/2023-solofest/