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…

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: “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…

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