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…

“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…

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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