Bridge Street Theatre 2020 Revised
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.
Because of the current situation we have obviously had to revise our schedule for the 2020 Season significantly. Below is what we are proposing at present, but of course this may change as we have more information about how and when groups can get together. We certainly don’t want to endanger anyone’s health by starting too soon. On the other hand, when people need and want to get together again, we hope to provide that opportunity as soon and in whatever ways that is possible.
MAYTAG VIRGIN has been canceled. We hope to do it as our first show of 2021.
We now hope to open our season with LEWISTON, which would play September 10-20. We would limit our audiences to 50 with open seating, so some social distancing can be maintained. All audience members will be required to wear masks. We would also disinfect the theater between every performance and take other steps to ensure that possible exposure is mitigated.
MISS GULCH RETURNS would then play from October 1 – 11, and we‘re certainly hoping that Long Day’s Journey Into Night, playing November 5-15 can still happen on those dates.
In addition we had a long list of shows that we were going to bring in to perform this year. Some of the performers are not able to do it this year, others are on hold as we figure out what we might be able to do when.
Here’s the list of hopefuls. Dates are all TBD.
- Leola presents GAY HISTORY FOR STRAIGHT PEOPLE
- Dan Hodge in THE RAPE OF LUCRECE
- Margo Whitcomb in SHAKESPEARE’S WILL by Vern Thiessen
- Aizzah Fatima in DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE
- Vivian Nesbitt in MOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN, A Musical by Si Kahn
- Power Productions presents CRIPPLED
- Byron Nilsson in THE FAT MAN (Sydney Greenstreet)
- Roxanne Fay in a solo performance TBA
- A Reading of THE PILGRIM PROJECT by Dan Carbone and John Sowle
- Jean Tafler in MY WITCH by John Ahlin
We will be in touch with all 2020 Season Subscribers. We will do our best to make sure that you get your money’s worth for your subscription by giving free admission to other shows during the year and probably in 2021 as well.
Here’s more information about our proposed season shows
LEWISTON by Samuel D. Hunter
The limitless frontier once explored by Meriwether Lewis has shrunk for one of his descendants to a tiny sliver of Idaho land on which she runs a roadside fireworks stand. MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Samuel D. Hunter explores the emotional wilderness of a family struggling to keep their American dream alive in this touching and profoundly empathetic new play.
October 1 – October 11
MISS GULCH RETURNS! by Fred Barton
Almira Gulch, ultimate spinster and notorious terrorizer of neighborhood children and their pets, gets a post-‘Wizard of Oz’ lease on life with her own lounge act! She’s back, in all the glory Hollywood denied her, to tell her side of the story. A musical valentine to all the romantically disenfranchised filled with sophisticated comedy numbers that would have made Cole Porter proud, and featuring Steven Patterson in the title role.
November 5 – November 15
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT by Eugene O’Neill
The Mount Everest of American drama and perhaps the greatest American play of the 20th century. Over the course of a single day, O’Neill’s autobiographical Tyrones, torn between love and hatred, blame and pity for one another, grapple with and succumb to their demons. A deep dive into the dark heart of an American family.
The 2020 Season is Sponsored in part by a generous gift from Nina Matis and Alan Gosule.
MAYTAG VIRGIN by Audrey Cefaly
New neighbors Lizzie Nash and Jack Key share plenty besides a backyard in Lenoraville, Alabama – they’re both schoolteachers, she’s recently lost her husband, he’s recently lost his wife, and both of them are hurting. The discovery of a cache of old love letters in Jack’s new house kick-starts a precarious balancing act for the two between the safe and the unfamiliar, attraction and heartache. A genuine Southern-fried romance!