Bridge Street Theatre 2020
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.
April 30 – May 10
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!
May 28 – June 7
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.
July 16 – July 26
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.
October 1 – October 11
SELECTED SHORT SUBJECTS by Various Authors
A host of provocative world premiere one-act plays by some of the most exciting playwrights in America today. Sometimes less can be more as these brilliant, funny, evocative short plays prove.
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.
And Also Appearing at Bridge Street Theatre
- February 15. Edmund Bagnell in HE PLAYS THE VIOLIN
- February 21-23. Ginger Grace in FIRST LADIES COALITION
- March 13-15. Vivian Nesbitt in MOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN, A Musical by Si Kahn
- March 19-22. Aizzah Fatima in DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE
- March 28. Classical Concert by The Hyde Park Chamber Ensemble
- April 5. Flo Hayle Cabaret. WITH A SONG IN MY HEART
- June 13. BRIDGE STREET BELLY DANCE
- June 14. Leola presents GAY HISTORY FOR STRAIGHT PEOPLE
- June 18-21. Dan Hodge in THE RAPE OF LUCRECE
- June 25-28. Margo Whitcomb in SHAKESPEARE’S WILL by Vern Thiessen
- July 31 – August 2 Sarah Ford in GEORGIA & ME
- August 20-23. Power Productions presents CRIPPLED
- September 10-13. Byron Nilsson in THE FAT MAN (Sydney Greenstreet)
- November 20-22. Roxanne Fay in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion
- November 28. A Reading of THE PILGRIM PROJECT by Dan Carbone and John Sowle
- December 3-6. Jean Tafler in MY WITCH by John Ahlin
The 2020 Season is Sponsored in part by a generous gift from Nina Matis and Alan Gosule.