REVIEW: “The Lion in Winter” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger The Lion in Winter, James Goldman’s 1966 Broadway play, contains a unique mix of historical and contemporary elements.  Though the year is 1183 and the place is Henry II’s castle in Chinon, France, it’s the story of a dysfunctional family, squabbling over which of his three sons…

Berkshire Theatre Critics Association Announces Winners of 2022 “Berkie” Awards

The 7th annual Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards, aka The Berkies, were awarded last night in a ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. In 22 categories there are 26 winners, including four ties. 1. Outstanding supporting actress in a play:  (TIE) Leah Hocking, All of Me, Barrington Stage Company…

“The Lion in Winter” Comes to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre

“Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs?” Merry Christmas, 1183! King Henry II has just released his estranged wife Eleanor from prison so that the entire back-stabbing royal family can spend the holiday together. He’s getting on in years and a succession plan needs to be mapped out.…

REVIEW: “Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger  In describing Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes, director Margo Whitcomb refers to “the common and overused device of an older celebrity professor and a young female student.” What makes this play unique is that Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch has written it from the male point of…

REVIEW: “Shelley’s Shadow” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Macey Levin Anyone who has been or is a caretaker for a victim of dementia knows the emotional turmoil it causes.  What seems to start as a simple element of aging grows into a life-changing responsibility.  One’s personal time no longer exists.  Quietude no longer exists.  In some cases…

Round the Bend Theatre Presents a Reading of “Heartbeat Ophelia” at Bridge Street Theatre

“Heartbeat Ophelia” at Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre September 24 & 25 Saugerties’ Round the Bend Theatre will present a staged reading of D.L. Siegel’s “Heartbeat Ophelia” on Saturday September 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday September 25 at 2:00pm on Bridge Street Theatre’s “Priscilla” Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street…

World Premiere of “Shelley’s Shadow” Opens Fall Season at Bridge Street Theatre

Over at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, we’ve just launched into rehearsals for the first play in our 2022 Fall Mainstage Season. For the first time ever, we’ve commissioned a playwright to create a totally new work to be presented on our “Priscilla” Mainstage. Based on actual events, Brad Fraser’s…

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