Bridge Theater opts for the complete “Voyage”
COVID continues to create financial strains for theaters as much of the audience stays at home. As a result, most institutions control their greater artistic ambitions. This is not the case at the Bridge Street Theater in Catskill, where the founders of the company, John Sowle and Steven Patterson, are working on what they have dubbed the Mount Everest of the American drama, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”. ‘Eugene O’Neill. Their new production of the classic family saga opens Thursday, November 11 for a series of eight performances.
“Any actor who really thinks of themselves as artists wants to try their luck,” said Patterson, who will play Patriarch James Tyrone. The remainder of the five-member cast includes Bridge Street regulars Roxanne Fey, Christopher Patrick Mullen and Christopher Joel Onken with a first company of Taylor Congdon as Cathleen. Sowle directs the four-act tragedy, which lasts over three hours.