2020 Season


February 21 - 23

Created & Performed by Ginger Grace
Directed by Austin Pendleton

Photos of the first ladies courtesy of The Smithsonian.
Photo of Ginger Grace by Gerry Goodstein.

Colleen McCracken, an immigrant, ex-con, and survivor of domestic abuse, invites us into her sewing shop where she introduces us (through subtle impersonation) to Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, and Mary Todd Lincoln in Ginger Grace’s one-woman show “The First Ladies Coalition”, coming to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre for three performances only, February 21-23, 2020.

Over the course of 90 minutes, audiences view American history through Colleen’s eyes and discover how each of these four First Ladies wound up altering the course of history simply by speaking out, even when attempts were made to suppress them. And with their help, Colleen learns how to turn her life of seemingly impossible obstacles into one of extraordinary possibility.

“These courageous women, especially in Ginger Grace’s phenomenal performance, are a perfect fit for the over-arching theme of Bridge Street’s 2020 Season, ‘American Roots’,” says John Sowle, BST’s Artistic and Managing Director. “And how singularly fitting that these First Ladies should show up on our stage the weekend immediately following President’s Day!”

Listen here to an interview with Ginger Grace on the WIOX Playtime Show.

And here’s a video teaser for the show:


Created and performed by Ginger Grace, and directed by theatrical legend Austin Pendleton, “The First Ladies Coalition” plays Friday February 21 and Saturday February 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday February 23 at 2:00 on the Bridge Street Theatre Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill. Tickets are $20, $10 for Students ages 21 and under, and can be purchased in advance at firstladies.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets can also be purchased at the door one half hour prior to each performance on a space available basis. And for more details, visit the theatre’s website at bridgest.org.

Rich with darkness, wit, and surprise, “The First Ladies Coalition” is an unforgettable, empowering, and thrillingly theatrical tour de force. Get your tickets now.

For full info on the show visit:  https://www.firstladiescoaltion.com