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• Senior Honors: “Spitfire: A Space Femme Fantasia,” by Lyndsey Bourne

• May 1, 7-8:30 pm; May 2, 2-3:30 pm

• A play-thing about a group of female pilots who were secretly tested for astronaut training by a military doctor working with NASA in 1960. A historical story juxtaposed and interspersed with scenes from a contemporary, fictional story about Polly, a space-obsessed teenage girl and a queer romance that goes wrong.


Bridge Street Theatre • May 10-16 • “Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener in Residence,” working with Jodi Melnick, Taylor Stanley, and Sara Mearns on “Open Machine,” new work that combines improvisational structures, algorithmic scores, and game-based ideas. Free video excerpt from “Open Machine” will be on BST’s YouTube channel, accessible to everyone on BST’s email list as of the afternoon of the premiere, on Friday, May 21. Sign up at https://eleoonline.net/Pages/WebForms/Mobile/ShowFormMobile.aspx?id=9b5a950b-8894-4d55-ad65-a5007f8e4236&linkto=1299. Links will be also be posted on BST’s website (BridgeStreetTheatre.org),

Twitter account (bridgestreettheatre), and Facebook page. • Video excerpts from Previous BST Dance Residency participants can be found at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgTxgdAiFBiopUUneCNQ9xoTFzbi9u9u_.


Hudson Valley Radio Theater • murdercafe.net • 845-475-7973 • https://murdercafe.net/radio-theatre • Free, donations accepted online
Current: “Match Me If You Can!” (Hosted by Big Mo, the Mobster from “Murder at the Speakeasy”)


PS21 • 2980 Rte. 66, Chatham, NY • 518-392-6121•

PS21chatham.org • May 29-30 • Modern Opera Fest: “The Extinctionist,” composed by Daniel Schlosberg with a libretto by Amanda Quaid, directed by Louisa Proske and music director Jacob Ashworth • Heartbeat Opera’s dark comedy about a couple grappling with the prospect of bearing a child in a world threatened with environmental collapse. Directed by Louisa Proske and music director Jacob Ashworth.