O’Neill’s Epic “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” Comes to Catskill November 11-21

It’s the Mount Everest of American drama. Arguably the greatest play written by a native dramatist in the 20th Century. And this towering masterpiece of world theater is coming to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre (that just won the “Best of Greene County” award for the third time) for eight performances only,…

REVIEW: “Lewiston” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger One of the most emotionally affecting scenes of the recent theatrical season can be found on the stage of the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York.  In Lewiston, actors Leigh Strimbeck and Daniel Hall Kuhn bring such heartbreaking depth to Samuel D. Hunter’s complex characters that…

Bridge Street Theatre Presents “Lewiston”

Bridge Street Theatre presentsLEWISTONby MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Award Winner Samuel D. Hunterwith Montana Lampert Hoover, Daniel Hall Kuhn, and Leigh StrimbeckDirected by Sara Lampert HooverSet Design by John SowleLighting Design by Nicholas HawrylkoCostumes by Michelle RogersSound Design by Carmen BorgiaProduction Stage Manager: Liz PowersThursdays thru Sundays, October 7 – 17, 2021Bridge…

REVIEW: “Better” at Bridge Street Theatre

by DL Simmons The set-up is inspired (literally): In 2010, a respected Alabama biology professor shot and killed three of her colleagues in cold blood. Defeated after a long and humiliating tenure review, the wife and mother of four opened fire in a faculty meeting with a gun her family…

REVIEW: “The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Macey Levin   1968, in Fremont, New Hampshire, a band was formed by Austin Wiggin’s three daughters – Dot, Betty and Helen.  According to Frank Zappa they were “…better than the Beatles,” while Rolling Stone said they were “…like lobotomized Trapp Family singers.”  Their bizarre life is the subject…

REVIEW: “The Moors” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Macey Levin Jen Silverman is a very provocative playwright whose plays are set in world wide locations mirroring her own extensive living experiences in other lands.  Silverman’s various styles and themes lend her canon of work a certain amount of intrigue.  That is the case with The Moors currently…

REVIEW: “Casse Noisette” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Casse Noisette, French for Nutcracker and subtitled A Fairy Ballet, is Bridge Street Theatre’s current World Premiere offering. Given these clues, audience members may be excused for expecting Balanchine’s ubiquitous holiday ballet, set to the familiar score of Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, based on Hoffmann’s famous fairy tale. …

REVIEW: “There Is A Happiness That Morning Is” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Imagine a play about the poetry of William Blake, one of the most complex writers ever known, written in rhymed couplets (like Blake’s poems), featuring a pair of actors portraying university professors who have been lecturing on this poet for the past fifteen years.  Bridge Street Theatre,…

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