Theater Preview: Logan Black Brings “BOND: the story of a soldier and his dog” to Bridge St. Theatre [Berkshire on Stage]

November 4th, 2015, 1:00 pm by Sara


Logan Black will tell you that 2006 was one of the bloodiest years in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He knows because he was there. And he will recreate the experience on stage at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill with his one-man, one-dog show, “BOND: the story of a soldier and his dog,” opening on Friday (November 6) and running through Sunday, November 15.

You’ve read about that war: Iraqi society fractured and eventually devolved into sectarian violence, Saddam Hussein was executed, and this young man with a yellow Lab at his side found himself right in the middle of it. Now you can experience it as well.

In his award-winning one-man show writer/performer Logan Black tells the story of his experiences as a Specialized Search Dog Handler, training and later working alongside his bomb-sniffing K-9 partner Diego in Al Anbar province. It’s a true narrative of monotony, boredom and daily searches of cars, streets and buildings, interspersed with harrowing episodes when actual weapons caches were discovered, when approaching cars wouldn’t obey commands to stop, and when their convoy was hit by an IED (improvised explosive device).

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LIVE: Michael Benedict & Bopitude @ the Bridge Street Theatre, 11/22/14

December 4th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
Michael Benedict

Michael Benedict

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

Michael Benedict’s Bopitude – whose mission is to expose the public to the hard bop style of jazz that dominated the late ’50s and early ’60s – expanded their audience and reach with their debut at the new Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, a former factory that is still under renovation. The concert was held in the Speakeasy, which will eventually become the lobby of the main performance space when renovations are completed.

It proved to be an intimate space that was absolutely appropriate for the music. The full house was treated to a rousing performance of the music of the underrated trumpeter Kenny Dorham, well-known and respected as a sideman of Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk, in addition to leading his own bands. Perhaps he was known best for his partnership with the late saxophonist Joe Henderson.

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