THE FIRST LADIES COALITION
The First Ladies Coalition
Created & Performed by Ginger Grace
Directed by Austin Pendleton
Colleen McCracken, an immigrant, ex-con, and survivor of domestic abuse, invites us into her sewing shop where she introduces us (through subtle impersonation) to Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, and Mary Todd Lincoln in Ginger Graces one-woman show The First Ladies Coalition, coming to Catskills Bridge Street Theatre for three performances only, February 21-23, 2020.
Over the course of 90 minutes, audiences view American history through Colleens eyes and discover how each of these four First Ladies wound up altering the course of history simply by speaking out, even when attempts were made to suppress them. And with their help, Colleen learns how to turn her life of seemingly impossible obstacles into one of extraordinary possibility.
These courageous women, especially in Ginger Graces phenomenal performance, are a perfect fit for the over-arching theme of Bridge Streets 2020 Season, American Roots, says John Sowle, BSTs Artistic and Managing Director. And how singularly fitting that these First Ladies should show up on our stage the weekend immediately following Presidents Day!
Created and performed by Ginger Grace, and directed by theatrical legend Austin Pendleton, The First Ladies Coalition plays Friday February 21 and Saturday February 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday February 23 at 2:00 on the Bridge Street Theatre Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill. Tickets are $20, $10 for Students ages 21 and under, and can be purchased in advance at firstladies.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets can also be purchased at the door one half hour prior to each performance on a space available basis. And for more details, visit the theatres website at bridgest.org.
Rich with darkness, wit, and surprise, The First Ladies Coalition is an unforgettable, empowering, and thrillingly theatrical tour de force. Get your tickets now.
For full info on the show, and a short video: http://www.firstladiescoaltion.com
Bridge Street Theatre (View)
44 W. Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|