(CATSKILL, N.Y.) – Bonita Jackson will perform a reading of her new, one-woman show, “Empty Valuables,” at Bridge Street Theatre on Saturday, March 26, at 2pm, in the BST Speakeasy (44 West Bridge St.). Jackson describes the new work as “A journey of a mother and three of her daughters who all never meet. All four dig through their separate journeys, but are linked in their struggle for self-value from the adversities they face.”
The play follows the true life journey of a mother and three of her daughters, all played by Ms. Jackson, all of whom never meet, all of whom dare to breathe life into dirt. All four dig through their journeys separately, but are linked by their struggle for self-worth? in the face of adversity?. It’s a story filled with broken laughter, honest lies, and loving hatred.
“Empty Valuables” will be presented for one performance only on Saturday March 26 at 2pm. Admission is $10 and tickets go on sale at the door one half hour prior to the performance. For more information, visit Bridge Street Theatre or call 518-943-3818.
Bonita Jackson (Playwright/Performer) holds a BFA in acting with honors. She has soulfully graced the stage in numerous productions in New York City and Regional Theater, such as “Black Footnotes”, “The Wiz”, “Saint Lucy’s Eyes”, “HAIR’itage”, “Cabaret”, “Out in the Open”, and the web-series “Chopping It Up”.
Bridge Street Theatre, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation which purchased an old factory building at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill in late 2013. Bridge Street is now in the final stages of converting the building into a fully-functioning year-round arts complex which will house theatre productions, will be available to other theatres and performing arts groups, and, because of its location adjacent to Catskill High School, will be able to provide theatrical opportunities for high school and middle school students.
Bridge Street recently received a grant from New York State’s Homes and Community Renewal to convert our black-box “Raw Space” into an 84-seat proscenium theatre, and has also transformed the lobby of the theatre into the “Speakeasy,” already home to over 40 events — theatre, music, magic and more. The “Big Room” is an exhibition space where a monumental balloon sculpture called “AVIARY (reimagined)” has been showcased as has an exhibit of large scale sculptures by local artists called “Big Works in the Big Room.”