BRIDGE STREET THEATRE IS BACK!
Live performance has returned to one of this region’s most exciting, creative, and innovative small theatre companies! Our recent production of Fred Barton’s MISS GULCH RETURNS! was a huge critical and audience success (both onstage and online). Coming to our “Priscilla” Mainstage in the remaining months of 2021: MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ winner Samuel D. Hunter’s funny, touching, and deeply resonant new play LEWISTON (October 7-17), a live screening of JD Urban’s stunning documentary film about the Bridge Street Belly Dance Project BEFORE (October 23), Eugene O’Neill’s monumental American tragedy LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (November 11-21). And Fat Knight Theatre (whose CHIPANDGUS was a BST highlight back in 2017) brings their rolling world premiere of John Ahlin’s MY WITCH, starring Jean Tafler as Margaret Hamilton (who created the role of Almira Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 film classic “The Wizard of Oz”), to our theatre for two weekends December 3-12.
This 2021 “American Roots: Re-Awakened” Season has been sponsored by a generous gift from Nina Matis and Alan Gosule, and by a pair of ReStart NY Grants from the New York State Council on the Arts. And all our programming is made possible by NYSCA with the support of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature, by Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Cultural Fund administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts dba CREATE, and, of course, by the generosity (and attendance) of you, our loyal audience.
We’re doing everything we can to make your experience here as safe and enjoyable as possible – we’ve limited our already small audience capacity to 50% so that social distancing is possible (don’t worry, every single seat in our intimate Mainstage space is a great one), we’ve installed new air-purification and ventilation systems to help “clear the air”, all areas (including our public restrooms) are cleaned and disinfected between performances, and all patrons and staff must display proof of vaccination prior to entry and remain masked at all times while in the building.
Please visit bridgest.org for further details on our safety protocols, as well as everything we’ve got coming up for you. We can’t wait to welcome you back IN PERSON!