Our 2018 Season
A brilliant selection of plays for 2018
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FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE
CLAIR DE LUNE by Terrence McNally
March 29 - April 8
A contemporary American classic and (with the possible exception of Lanford Wilson’s TALLEY’S FOLLY) probably the greatest romantic comedy of the latter half of the 20th Century. A love story about two ordinary people. What begins as a one-night-stand between a short-order cook and a waitress becomes a tug-of-war between one who sees a future of endless love and adventure between them and one who is terrified of being hurt again, with a soundtrack of some of the most beautiful music ever written supplied by a classical music radio station playing in the background.
LENI by Sarah Greenman
May 17 - 27
In a limbo somewhere between life and death, Hitler’s chosen filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl (director of TRIUMPH OF THE WILL and OLYMPIA) confronts her younger self and the moral and artistic choices she made as the two attempt to create one final film to rationalize her life’s work and the uses to which it was put by a fascist regime. A searing and probing examination of narcissism, denial, and artistic responsibility starring Bridge Street Theatre favorite Roxanne Fay.
THE REVENGE OF THE SPACE PANDAS or BINKY RUDICH AND THE TWO-SPEED CLOCK by David Mamet
July 12 - 22
What we hope will be a major community effort, mixing students, local artists, and professional performers. A play for children (and their adults) written, unexpectedly, by an American playwright far better known for his searing (and frequently profane) dramas. A boy scientist, his female sidekick, and a sheep named Bob find themselves transported to the planet Crestview, patrolled by an army of Space Pandas and ruled over by a preening narcissist named George Topax who’ll stop at nothing to become the only man in the Goose Nebula to possess a wool letterman’s sweater. Can a nearly-forgotten film star rescue the earthlings from being whacked out with a giant pumpkin? The suspense may kill you!
THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS by Mickle Maher
September 6 - 16
Two undergraduate lecturers on the poetry of William Blake, having engaged in a highly inappropriate display of public affection on the main lawn of their rural New England campus, must now, in class the following day, either apologize for or justify their behavior if they want to keep their jobs. Mickle Maher's scathingly funny comedy, written almost entirely in rhyming couplets, is an unexpectedly raucous celebration of art and ardor.
CASSE NOISETTE by Michael Whistler
November 8 - 18
For the holidays, the world premiere of a play by Philadelphia-based playwright Michael Whistler (with whom we collaborated on QUIMPER over at Stageworks/Hudson several years back). CASSE NOISETTE (The Nutcracker) juxtaposes the final years of the life of composer Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky with a contemporary story about a closeted midwestern high school teacher in love with Tchaikovsky’s music. Sugar Plum fairies and phone sex workers collide in this tale of discovering the strength to be true to one’s self, no matter what the cost.
My Kinda 60’s, a
Benefit for BST
February 24 at 4:00 pm
High Tea with tea provided by Verdigris Tea and Chocolate starting at 3:00pm
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Tony nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree and two-time MAC Award winner, Charles Busch, returns to BST accompanied by long-time musical director (and Catskill resident) Tom Judson. In this thrilling new show Charles weaves tales of his Manhattan childhood and adolescence during the tumultuous ‘60s with music from the decade by Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb, the Beatles, Henry Mancini, Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim and Kander and Ebb, among others. Some of the songs will include Two for the Road, Anyone Who Had a Heart and The Times They Are A-Changin’. A nostalgic look back from a consummate entertainer. Tickets are available now for Subscribers. All tickets on sale starting February 5 HERE.
Daisy by Alfred Uhry. Directed by Flo Hayle
October 11 – 21
It’s 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia. Boolie’s aging mother, Daisy, has crashed her car, and he insists that it’s time she get herself a driver. He hires a 60-year-old unemployed black man named Hoke Coleburn who spends the next 25 years driving "Miss Daisy". While the two are initially wary of one another, and though they come from utterly different backgrounds, they wind up forging an unshakeable bond of mutual love and respect.
During July Lumberyard will present a weekend of performances at BST as construction progresses on their new space on Water Street, slated to open in 2019.
Woman Before a Glass
August 10 - 12
Judy Rosenblatt as Peggy Guggenheim comes to the Bridge Street Mainstage direct from it's smash hit run in London. Directed by theatre legend Austin Pendelton.
Flo Hayle presents a brand-new cabaret show with Musical Director Jay Kerr.
Bridge Street Belly Dance
Host Francesca Avani returns to BST with another great celebration of Fusion Belly Dance in June.
April 27 - 29
Our wildly successful Performathon returns to Bridge Street Theatre for the second year. Everyone gets a chance to strut their stuff on our stage!
And Much Much More
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