CATSKILL — Bridge Street presents the world premiere of a brand-new comedy – this one by Michelle Carter, whose HOW TO PRAY was a big audience favorite during our 2017 Season.
In Carter’s new play BETTER, 20-year-old Emily’s life is turned upside down when her mother commits a shockingly violent act. She leaves school, takes a job at a fondue restaurant, consults a medium, and, like the good student she’s always been, searches for answers. How will she be able to endure her pain? What might she be capable of? Does she deserve happiness? And will things ever get better?
This quirky comedy on serious subjects is directed by Sara Lampert Hoover (BST’s “Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune”), and features actors Montana Lampert Hoover as Emily, Brian Linden as Emily’s dad Ben, Lori Evans as Medium Molly (a down-to-earth clairvoyant), Carla Lewis-Ruig as Luisa (Emily’s boss at The Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant), and Eric Fleising as Emily’s boyfriend Michael. The production will also feature an original musical score composed by Catskill’s Rodney Alan Greenblat!
Sept 12 @ 7:30 p.m. - Pay-What-You-Will* Preview
Followed by a talk-back with the author
Sept 13 @ 7:30 p.m. - Opening
Followed by a reception with the actors and author
Sept 14 @ 7:30 p.m. Performance
Sept 15 @ 2 p.m. - Pay-What-You-Will* Matinee
For reservations click here or call 800-838-3006
Tickets at better.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006
* Reservations not available for Pay-What-You-Will. Just show up at the door, pay what you like, and we’ll get you a seat if we’re not sold out.
For more information visit BridgeStreetTheatre.org
Brian Linden, Montana Lampert Hoover, Carla Lewis-Ruig, Eric Fleising
A Shooting. A Séance. Fondue.