by Eric Pfeffinger (East Coast Premiere)
Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover
Montana Lampert Hoover
Tickets are STILL $22 Advance (plus a handling fee), $25 at the door. $10 for students.
And the Thursday Preview and the first Sunday Matinee are Pay What You Will.
NOTE: Empty seats for social distancing will automatically be added on each side of your group!
After a mysterious phone call draws bi-racial Chicago girl Sienna to rural Blissfield, Indiana, the small town her now-deceased parents fled while she was still a toddler, she’s shocked to discover that a freak fireworks accident has carried off every single member of the estranged extended family she’s never really known. Even more shocking is that, as the very last of the Fitchwoods, she’s expected to deliver separate eulogies for every single one of them. But most shocking of all might be the totally unexpected friendship that she stumbles into with Millie, the strangely perky receptionist at Blissfield’s Martin Mortuary.
Eric Pfeffinger is a playwright in Ohio who grew up in Indiana and likes to work in Chicago. He enjoys a robust Midwestern humility. His work has been produced by Actors Theater of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays, the Denver Theatre Center, the Geva Theater Center, the Phoenix Theatre, and the Bloomington Playwrights Project. His plays include “Accidental Rapture”, “Hunting High”, “Some Other Kind of Person”, “Barrenness”, “Assholes and Aureoles”, “Malignance”, and the plays for young audiences “Lost and Foundling” and “The Day John Henry Came to School”. “Fourteen Funerals” received its world premiere this past February at Butterfly Effect Theatre Company in Boulder, CO.
Haley Wong (Sienna) is a New York City based actor from Hong Kong. She is a recent graduate from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. Some favorite theatre credits during her time there include The Wolves (#14), Antony + Cleopatra (Cleopatra), and Mary Gets Hers (Mary). Film credits include Invited In (New York Asian Film Festival) and Overbite (Ivy Film Festival). She is so excited to join the Bridge Street Theatre cast of Fourteen Funerals!
Sara Lampert Hoover (Director) Bridge St. Theatre: Lewiston, Better, Frankie & Johnny In The Claire du Lune. American Slavery Project: Throw Pitchfork. Geva Theatre Center: Dancing Lessons, Black Pearl Sings!. Kitchen Theater Co: Bright Half Life, Throw Pitchfork, Peter and the Starcatcher, Dancing Lessons, Black Pearl Sings! Neat, The Tricky Part, Souvenir – 2008 SALT Award “Best Summer Production”, The Clean House, Yellowman, Precious Nonsense, The Syringa Tree, A Servant of Two Masters, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Pretty Fire, and Molly Sweeney. Vermont Stage Co: Three Days of Rain, Doubt, I Am My Own Wife. Other directing credits: Falsettos, Sweeney Todd, Proof, 4 by Beckett, Side Man, The Insect Comedy, The Gnadiges Fraulein. Assistant directing credits: Sight Unseen (Manhattan Theatre Club, Daniel Sullivan, Director) and The Dybbuk (Syracuse Stage, Barbara Damashek, Director. Member: SDC.