Dick D. Zigun’s “Lucky Lindy” at Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre

Famed cross-Atlantic aviator Charles A. Lindbergh.

Famed cross-Atlantic aviator Charles A. Lindbergh.

Described as American history in a funhouse mirror, Bridge Street Theatre of Catskill, NY presents Lucky Lindy, a “side-splitting sideshow romp” through the life of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, penned by Dick D. Zigun. Featuring “The Unofficial Mayor of Coney Island” along with Molly Parker Myers, Steven Patterson, Caedmon Holland, and a truckload of props, it’s all under the direction of John Sowle, as the actors play over a hundred roles in this wacky (and ultimately touching) examination of the pleasures and pitfalls of celebrity.

“When we began searching for a play to open our first ever six-show Subscription Season here at BST, we knew we wanted to select something truly celebratory,” says Steven Patterson, cast member and Bridge Street Theatre’s Associate Director. “I saw Lucky Lindy back in 1979 when it was produced in Los Angeles as part of the Mark Taper Forum’s New Works Series. It remains one of the funniest and most oddly moving pieces of theater I’ve ever seen. Sort of Monty Python meets The History Channel. And since one of our missions here is the resurrection of what we feel are terrific but neglected works, we felt Lucky Lindy not only fit the bill, but would be a tremendous hit with our audiences as well. It’s a great opening salvo!”

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THE REVIEWS

“Endlessly inventive quirkiness … A celebration of the theatricality of theater and the playfulness of plays, ‘Lucky Lindy’ also touches thoughtfully on the perils of celebrity, the difficulty of reinventing oneself after early fame, and the trauma of feeling like one’s accomplishments are being eclipsed … French accents haven’t been this outrageous since John Cleese taunted from atop a castle wall in ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ … The end haunts with its beauty.” – Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

“A once-in-a-lifetime experience! … Three actors take on approximately one hundred roles including a dog and an airplane in a 96-minute two-act play that tells the entire story of a life, the life of Charles Lindbergh, from pre-birth to death in 33 ½ scenes … Don’t forget to bring your sing-along voice and your enthusiasm for the nuttiness of sketch comedy … An experience unique among theatre outings.” — J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

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Caedmon Holland, Steven Patterson and Molly Parker Myers in LUCKY LINDY.

 

The run of Lucky Lindy begins with a special “Pay-What-You-Can” preview on Thursday April 14, 2016 at 7:30pm and continues Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm until April 24. Tickets are $20, $10 for patrons 21 and under, and can be pre-purchased at BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door one half hour prior to each performance on a space available basis. All performances take place in Bridge Street Theatre’s intimate Speakeasy, located at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, NY. For more information, visit BridgeSt.org or call 518-943-3818.

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