Playwright/Performer Anna Carol brings her hilarious North Dakotan alter ego to the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill for three performances only, April 29, 30, and May 1 in An Evening with Aunt Nona. Directed by Joshua Chase Gold, Aunt Nona first appeared in 2014 at the University of Central Florida, then toured the Midwest before her New York City debut at the United Solo Festival in September of 2015.
Audiences spend an hour in Nona’s Dressing Room just prior to her solo performance debut on the Great White Way … in Fargo, North Dakota. Through stand-up, improv, and storytelling, Anna Carol explores the idiosyncrasies of Nona’s eccentric life. Attempting to find her way in the world, she joyfully shares her jaunts through a world of jingle writing, cookies and bars, gay nephews, boyfriends, drag queens, mothers, meat raffles, and lady locker rooms. And while she optimistically muddles through every misstep, she’s definitely not without true fears she just can’t seem to conquer. For every misfit, college graduate, or millionaire who has desired a life beyond set expectations, Aunt Nona is the family member who will be always be there to commiserate, communicate, and cachinnate with.
An Evening with Aunt Nona plays Friday April 29, 2016 and Saturday April 30 at 7:30pm and Sunday May 1 at 2pm in the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, NY. Tickets are $15, $10 for patrons 21 and under, and go on sale at the door one half hour prior to each performance. on a space available basis. For more information, visit BridgeSt.org or call 518-943-3818.
General Admission $15, $10 for patrons age 21 and under
Tickets go on sale at the door one half hour prior to each performance
Anna Carol (Playwright/Performer) is an Equity performer based in New York City. She recently completed a 10-month contract with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre in Florida. Favorite roles have included Fanny in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Mary Ellis in The Best of Enemies. Bardolph in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Featured Ensemble/Mme Thenarier (u.s.) in Les Miserables. Anna holds a BA from MSUM and a MFA from UCF.
Bridge Street Theatre. Bridge Street Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit corporation which purchased the old factory building at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, NY in late 2013. “We are now in the final stages of converting the building into a fully-functioning year-round arts complex which will house our own theatre productions, will be available to other theatres and performing arts groups, and, because of its location adjacent to Catskill High School, will be able to provide theatrical opportunities for high school and middle school students. We recently received a grant from New York State’s Homes and Community Renewal to convert our black-box “Raw Space” into an 84-seat proscenium theatre. We’ve also transformed the lobby of the theatre into our “Speakeasy” where we’ve already presented over 40 events — theatre, music, magic and more – and turned our “Big Room” into an exhibition space where we’ve showcased a monumental balloon sculpture called “AVIARY (reimagined)” and an exhibit of large scale sculptures by local artists called “Big Works in the Big Room”. For more information on who we are, what we’ve done, and what we have planned, please visit our website at BridgeSt.org.”