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Another World Premiere ‘BETTER’ by Michelle Carter

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September 11, 2019 12:59 pm

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.