BST Presents WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS
Hang onto your hats! Actress Judy Rosenblatt IS Peggy Guggenheim in "Woman Before a Glass", a play by Lanie Robertson, coming to Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for three performances only August 10-12, 2018.
Peggy Guggenheim was someone who did exactly what she wanted to do, fairly unusual for a woman born in 1898. A wealthy New Yorker (although definitely not as rich as some of the other Guggenheims), she married twice and had children but devoted most of her adult life to her modern-art collection and to love affairs, frequently with the men who created the artworks she collected. She opened her heart (and her bed) to some of the great artistic minds of the twentieth century, claiming to have had affairs with Samuel Beckett, Yves Tanguy, and numerous others.
Bridge Street Theatre has a growing reputation for presenting biographical (and autobiographical) plays about strong, fascinating female characters - Alice Liddel in "Dream Child", Mary Magdalene in "Upon This Rock" (both written by and starring Roxanne Fay), and Heather Jones' "My Unspeakable Confessions (with Roxanne Fay as Gala Dali), Aizzah Fatima's "Dirty Paki Lingerie", Bonita Jackson's "Empty Valuables", Anna Carol's "Aunt Nona", Terry Mateer's "A Kind Shot", Billy Van Zandt's "The Property Known as Garland" (featuring Kathleen Devine as Judy Garland), Lynda Blackmon Lowery in "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom" (with Damaras Obi), Stephen Temperley's "Souvenir" (with Alison Davy as Florence Foster Jenkins), Robert K. Benson's "Dead Shot Mary" (with Rachel McPhee as Mary Shanley), and Rebecca Singer's "Natural/Not Natural". "Woman Before a Glass" adds yet another magnificent portrait to this gallery. Hop on board for what promises to be a WILD ride!
Directed by theatrical legend Austin Pendleton, written by Lanie Robertson (whose "Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill" recently appeared on Broadway starring Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday), and coming to Catskill straight from a smash hit run at London's Jermyn Street Theatre, "Woman Before a Glass" is a humorous and heartbreaking portrait of a vivid and utterly astonishing female. Three performances only - Friday August 10th and Saturday August 11th at 7:30pm, and Sunday August 12th at 2:00 in the afternoon - at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, NY. Tickets can be reserved in advance for $22 online at woman.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance for $25, subject to availability. Students ages 21 and under pay only $10. For more details, visit the theatre online at BridgeSt.org.
Events and performances in Bridge Street Theatre's 2018 Season are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Greene County Cultural Fund, administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.
Advance tickets available online at http://woman.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. General Admission $22, $10 for students age 21 and under
Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance (on a space available basis) for $25, $10 for Students ages 21 & under