Mother Jones in Heaven (Live Stream on YouTube)
Vivian Nesbitt (Breaking Bad) is
MOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN
A Musical by Si Kahn
Directed by Jo Johnson
with John Dillon on guitar
Tickets are $10. Please consider ordering multiple tickets to help out the performers and the theatre - half of all money received will go to the performers, the other half to Bridge Street Theatre.
We will send you a personal link to access the event on YouTube at 6:30 pm EDT, 1 hour before the start at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 4. The video will be available to stream until midnight on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.
About MOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN: With one foot in the folk tradition of storytelling and acoustic guitars, and the other in the truly American art of musical theater, the show opens as Mary Harris Mother Jones arrives in heaven to discover that it happens to be virtually identical to her favorite Irish Pub back down on Earth. Over the course of this 80-minute intermissionless performance, she re-visits her life, with moments of profound insight intermingled with hilarious tales of a self-admitted hellion in her prime. Dubbed The Most Dangerous Woman in America by a West Virginia judge because she could get 8000 men to walk out on strike at the crook of her little finger, Mother Jones was the grandmother of all agitators during the late 19th and early 20th century feared, revered and lauded in song and story.
VIVIAN NESBITT (Actress). You've seen her on Breaking Bad, The Night Shift, Manhattan, In Plain Sight, The Messengers, Longmire, and Law & Order SVU. Vivian's first professional acting job was understudying on Broadway at Roundabout Theater. She has gone on to develop a considerable body of work including Off-Broadways United Solo Festival, Theatre Row, NYC where her original solo play The Bark & The Tree was awarded Best Documentary Play and Best Lighting Design, as well as regional theater and summer Shakespeare. Her short film Leverage was an official selection of Taos Shortz Film Festival and NMWIF Film Fiesta garnering her an award for Best Performance. Vivian was invited to perform her original solo play The Bark & The Tree at the prestigious Los Angeles Women's Theater Festival in 2016. She holds an MFA in Acting and has continued her studies with luminaries such as Anna Deavere Smith and Alan Arkin. Vivian is also host and co-producer (with her husband John) of Art of the Song, heard on public radio nationwide.
JOHN DILLON (Music Director, Guitarist). During his 25-year career as a guitar maker, John has built more than 80 custom instruments. His instruments are in the collections of Steve Earle, Tish Hinojosa, Trisha Yearwood, Ray Kennedy, and The Mavericks. In 2003, John and Viv launched Art of the Song, a one-hour, weekly public radio program now heard on over 100 stations across North America. The two have interviewed some of the biggest names in the industry like Roger Daltry (The Who), Smokey Robinson, Judy Collins, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Joan Osborn, and Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), to name a few. The interviews focus on the universal truths common to all creative expression. John sums up their learning in his book, The 20-20 Creativity Solution.
SI KAHN (Playwright, Songwriter). Si Kahn is a folk, bluegrass and roots music legend, once described as a rumor in his own time. At 75 years old, he is at the peak of his powers as performer, songwriter and recording artist. His songs have been recorded and performed by hundreds of artists in North America and Europe. For 52 years, hes worked professionally as a civil rights, labor and community organizer. Si has sometimes described his music as a hobby that got out of hand, which indeed it has. Sis body of published work includes 16 CDs of his original songs, including six releases on the Dutch record label Strictly Country Records, plus albums on Rounder, Flying Fish, and the Swiss label Doubletime Music; a CD of original songs for children, Good Times and Bedtimes; a collection of traditional labor and civil rights songs recorded with Pete Seeger and Jane Sapp; and the songs and/or scripts for seven musicals.
JO JOHNSON (Director, Production Stage Manager). An essential member of the team, Jos regional stage management credits can be found in the archives of Mill Mountain Playhouse, Trinity Repertory Theater and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Jo also acts as Production Stage Manager for the touring production of Mother Jones in Heaven a musical by Si Kahn, and The Bark & The Tree by Vivian Nesbitt. Jo completed her MFA from the Professional Theater Training program at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Her acting credits are growing to include several productions in the Philadelphia area. She is an activist, writer and a photographer and studies acting at The Barrow Group in New York.
Online via YouTube (View)
44 W. Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|