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“The Lion in Winter” Comes to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre

Written By Editor on 10/26/22 | 10/26/22

November 10 – 20

“Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs?”

Merry Christmas, 1183! King Henry II has just released his estranged wife Eleanor from prison so that the entire back-stabbing royal family can spend the holiday together. He’s getting on in years and a succession plan needs to be mapped out. But which of their three sons will end up on the throne? The stakes are high, the knives are out, and it looks like this will be one Christmas where nobody is going to get what they want.

For the final play in its 2022 Fall Season, Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, generally renowned for its productions of new and innovative works, has chosen a true American classic. James Goldman’s 1966 “The Lion in Winter” will be presented on the theatre’s intimate “Priscilla” Mainstage for a two-weekend run November 10-20, 2022.

A notorious flop in its initial 1966 Broadway production, the play’s reputation was subsequently rehabilitated due in large part to its Oscar-winning 1968 film adaptation which starred Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole. “The Lion in Winter” has since gone on to be recognized as a masterpiece of its genre and become an audience favorite on stages around the world.

Featured in the cast of the Bridge Street Theatre production will be Leigh Strimbeck as Eleanor, Steven Patterson as Henry, Seth McNeill as Richard, Michael Raver as Geoffrey, Orlando Grant as John, Christopher Joel Onken as Philip, and Geneva Turner as Alais. Bridge Street Theatre’s Artistic Director John Sowle directs and designs, with costumes by Michelle Rogers. The production will also feature a score of original incidental music commissioned from Minneapolis-based composer N. Jennings White. Production Stage Manager is Kiara Vedovino.

“The Lion in Winter” will be performed Thursdays – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm from November 10 – 20 in the theatre’s 84-seat “Priscilla” Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at Tickets can also be purchased at the door (subject to availability) 30-minutes prior to each performance. For more information, visit the theatre’s website at

Performance Calendar:
Bridge Street Theatre presents
by James Goldman
with Leigh Strimbeck, Steven Patterson, Seth McNeill, Michael Raver, Orlando Grant, Christopher Joel Onken, and Geneva Turner
Directed by John Sowle
Set and Lighting Design by John Sowle
Costumes by Michelle Rogers
Production Stage Manager: Kiara Vedovino
Original Incidental Music by N. Jennings White
Original Artwork by Agam Neiman
8 Performances Only!
November 10-20, 2022
Thursdays-Saturdays @ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 2:00pm
Bridge Street Theatre’s “Priscilla” Mainstage
44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY

Thursday November 10 @ 7:30pm (“Pay What You Will” preview)
Friday November 11 @ 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Saturday November 12 @ 7:30pm
Sunday November 13 @ 2:00pm (“Pay What You Will” performance)
Thursday November 17 @ 7:30pm
Friday November 18 @ 7:30pm
Saturday November 19 @ 7:30pm
Sunday November 20 @ 2:00pm (Closing performance)

Advance tickets available at
General Admission $22, $10 for Students and Children ages 18 and under (+ small service fee)
Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance (on a space available basis) for $25, $10 for Students ages 18 & under.

Events at Bridge Street Theatre are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature.

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