Pays 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 tellherside of the story. A musical valentine toallthe 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 inHE PLAYS THE VIOLIN
- February 21-23. Ginger Grace inFIRST LADIES COALITION
- March 13-15. Vivian Nesbitt inMOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN, A Musical by Si Kahn
- March 19-22. Aizzah Fatima inDIRTY 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