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: “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…

Bridge Street Theatre Announces Casting for 2022 Fall Mainstage Season

Bridge Street Theatre, one of the most adventurous and exciting small theater companies in the Hudson Valley region, is delighted to announce that they have completed casting for their 2022 Fall Mainstage Season – eleven brilliant actors in three scintillating, provocative, and innovative plays, including a world premiere commissioned especially…

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…

Winners of the 2021 “Berkie” Awards Announced

PITTSFIELD, MA (November 15, 2021) – The fifth “Berkie” Awards for outstanding achievements in theatre arts for productions in the greater Berkshire region between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2021, were presented by the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) on the evening of Monday, November 15 at Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Pittsfield,…

REVIEW: “A Long Day’s Journey Into Night” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Macey Levin The Bridge Street Theatre’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the fastest three hours I have ever spent in a theatre. Situated in Catskill, New York, this intimate theatre has produced one interesting and provocative play after another.  The performances and the technical…

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