Eric Pfeffinger’s Hilarious “Fourteen Funerals” Comes to Bridge Street Theatre

Strange things can happen when you go home again to a place you never really knew. Audiences will discover that for themselves when Eric Pfeffinger’s surprisingly side-splitting “Fourteen Funerals” hits Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only, June 2-12. After a mysterious phone call draws bi-racial Chicago girl Sienna…

REVIEW: “Clarkston” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Macey Levin Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York, often does extraordinary work, witness last year’s brilliant production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night.  Last season they presented an exquisite rendering of Samuel D. Hunter’s Lewiston.  Playwright Hunter recently opened A Case For The Existence of God on off-Broadway…

We Are All Immigrants

CATSKILL – Abe Cahan was an idealistic young man from Vilna (Lithuania) who arrived in America like most immigrants – with big hopes and dreams.    He arrived on these shores in 1882 and, after apprenticing at several newspapers, founded The Jewish Daily Forward in 1897.  Given the influx of displaced Russians and…

“Dear Worthy Editor…” “A Bintel Brief” Comes to Bridge Street

CATSKILL – Thus began letters from immigrants newly arrived in America to The Jewish Daily Forward for more than 60 years.  Each writer was asking for help – whether trying to understand the habits of Americans, the complex legal system or the emotional pitfalls of dealing with employers, these newcomers couldn’t cope…

Catskill’s “Little Theatre That Can” Celebrates Survival In Its 2022 Season

“To tell you the truth, I’m amazed we’re both still ambulatory,” groans Steven Patterson, one of the co-founders of Bridge Street Theatre. Patterson and his partner John Sowle, who converted a once-derelict factory building in the Village of Catskill into an arts complex early in 2014 and have since transformed…

“Clarkston” Comes to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre April 28 – May 8

In a small town on the Snake River in Washington, two young men from wildly different backgrounds discover a common connection while stocking shelves together on the night shift at Costco in Samuel D. Hunter’s “Clarkston”, coming to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only April 28 – May…

Immigrant Assimilation is Basis for Theatrical Production

CATSKILL – A Bintel Brief, Yiddish for “a bundle of letters” was the daily advice column which The Jewish Daily Forward ran for 80 years.  In it, the newspaper’s wise and sometimes cranky editor dispensed shrewd, practical and fair-minded advice to his readership – newly arrived immigrants questioning how to manage life in this bewildering…

Round the Bend Theatre Presents One-Night-Only Reading of “Alternative Canon: A Sacrilegious Romp” in Catskill

Saugerties’ Round the Bend Theatre presents a one-night-only reading of Erin Proctor’s “Alternative Canon: A Sacrilegious Romp” at 7:30pm on Monday, April 11, at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. Step aside, Abraham (and hang on, Hagar)! God has unveiled a brand-new plan for humanity and chosen a Prophet – a…

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