REVIEW: “Miss Gulch Returns” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York, has discovered a lovely way to re-emerge from the hiatus imposed upon the arts by Covid-19, selecting as their 2021 season theme: “American Roots—Re-awakened.”  And what is more American than THE WIZARD OF OZ?  Their first offering of the new…

Bridge Street Theatre Presents “Miss Gulch Returns”

Knock knock knock. “Almira, you’re on in two minutes.” “Thanks. What town are we in tonight?” “Catskill, NY.” “Catskill?? You’ve GOTTA be kidding me…” She’s back! That ultimate spinster and notorious terrorizer of neighborhood children and their pets gets a post ‘Wizard of Oz’ lease on life with her own…

Bridge Street Theatre Announces 2020 Season

Bridge Street Theatre 2020 American Roots Plays that reflect the American Experience in the Deep South, the Rockies,  the Great Plains, the Northeast, and who knows how many places in between. A Season Pass for 2020 is still only $100 and includes all five 2020 shows plus discounts to most…

REVIEW: “Shylock” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Does anyone remember Tubal?  Aside from Shylock, he’s the only Jewish character in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice; in fact, they are the only two Jews in the entire Shakespeare canon. In 1998 Gareth Armstrong, British actor and playwright, wrote and began performing his solo play, Shylock,…

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…

Adventurous Five-Play 2019 Season Announced for Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre

Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre is delighted to announce its 2019 line-up of plays – five magnificent and audacious stage works for audiences to savor between April and October.  It includes two world premieres, a Victorian comedy, an American classic and an astounding musical about The Shaggs. “2018 was a year…

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,…

REVIEW: “Leni” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger For the past four years, Bridge Street Theatre has laudably dared to present challenging plays with highly controversial central characters.  Following up on last year’s depiction, in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the Moon Marigolds, of a mother whose verbal and emotional abuse threatens to destroy…

%d bloggers like this: