Steve Solomon Comedy Breaks Box Office Records at Bristol Riverside Theatre
Bristol Riverside Theatre starts off its 27th season as a record year for the company. Its first mainstage production, Steve Solomon's My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm STILL in Therapy!, broke all box office records, becoming the highest grossing non-musical production in the company's history. Playing to multiple packed performances, this hilarious one-man comedy goes back in time with Steve from his baby years with his twin sister, right up to the present introducing audiences to Uncle Willie, stuttering Cousin Bob, demented Cousin Kenny, Steve's new therapist, Cousin Sal and Sal's parole officer, and other astounding characters we know, love and tolerate from our own families.
BRT also boasts an 83% subscription renewal rate and a 32% increase in subscribers to date over last 4 years.
"We are thrilled by the public affirmation and support of our season. In this time of economic uncertainty and with declining subscriptions as a national trend, we are heartened by our audience's confidence in our production," said BRT's Managing Director Amy Kaissar.
BRT's mainstage season continues with Jon Jory's adaptation of Pride & Prejudice in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's beloved novel (October 29-November 24); Tuesdays with Morrie by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom (January 28-February 16),Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon (March 18-April 13), and Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (May 6-June 8).
Since 1986, BRT has brought consistently acclaimed professional theatre to Bucks County and maintained a long-term commitment to finding and developing new plays. The theatre is the recipient of over 68 Barrymore Award nominations for Excellence in Theatre, given annually by the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. In addition to its mainstage productions, the theatre serves as a cultural hub for the community, with such programs as children's theatre, community concerts and exhibitions of local visual arts. Currently under the direction of Artistic Director Keith Baker, Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson, and Managing Director, Amy Kaissar, BRT is entering its 27th season. For information, visit www.brtstage.org.