Catskill’s intimate Bridge Street Theatre will close out its 2018 Subscription Season with a major coup: the world premiere of Philadelphia-based playwright Michael Whistler’s brilliant, funny, and touching “Casse Noisette” (The Nutcracker). The play masterfully interweaves the life of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with that of a deeply-closeted modern-day American high school teacher obsessed with Tchaikovsky’s music. Sugar Plum Fairies and phone sex workers collide, and five actors play eleven different roles in two completely different time periods, in this tale about discovering the strength to be true to one’s self, whatever the cost.
This production is recommended for audiences ages 16 and older and plays Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00 from November 8-18, 2018 at Bridge Street Theatre, located at 44 West Bridge Street, in Catskill, NY, just a block and a half west of Main Street across the Uncle Sam bridge spanning Catskill Creek. Eight performances only. General Admission is $25, Students 21 and under are $10. Discounted advance tickets are available at casse.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets will also be sold at the door one half hour prior to each performance subject to availability. “Pay What You Will” performances will be held on Thursday November 8 and Sunday November 11 (“Pay What You Will” tickets are available only at the door one half hour prior to those performances). For further information, visit the theatre online at BridgeSt.org.
This production of CASSE NOISETTE is underwritten in part by a generous grant from Duke Dang and Charles Rosen.