By Andrew Andrews
- Premium Air Filtration: The theatre has installed not just one, but two machines to purify the air in the performance space. Even if I wasn’t wearing a mask, I’d feel that I could breathe freely!
- Double-Checking Vaccinations: Beyond just looking at proof-of-vax, this is the first venue I’ve encountered that actually bothered to scan my Excelsior Pass to verify its authenticity.
- Social Distancing: In addition to the standard requirement that everyone stay masked while indoors, Bridge Street is making sure to leave empty seats between you and your
neighbors—unlike our recent visit to Broadway, where the audience was tightly-packed to make as much profit as possible from every performance.
- A Good Story: Long-time subscribers know that I love a tale that holds on tight and doesn’t let go. Lewiston is a strong script full of tension not just on every page, but in practically every sentence. My only complaint here is that the destination wasn’t quite as thrilling as the journey.
- Powerful Performance: All three actors are perfect for their parts and completely believable in fulfilling them, no doubt thanks in part to expert direction. I hated Marnie for having “turned into quite the little brat over the years,” empathized with Alice over her situation and admired Connor for knowing his strengths and weaknesses.
- Beautiful Design: The set design was as realistic as it gets, accentuated by convincing lighting effects and authentic (albeit obviously recorded) sound effects.
- Friendly Staff: Everyone at Bridge Street is clearly happy to welcome you back to live theatre, and their passion for sharing in your experience comes through during every interaction.
With so many reasons to attend this show, it’s no surprise that the two members of my Meetup group who joined me enjoyed it as much as I did… and in once case, even more.
Andrew Andrews attended Lewiston at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill on Friday, October 8, 2021 @ 7:30pm to write this review.