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"The Producers," by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, at Bristol Riverside Theatre in 2018. Pictured: Keith Livingston, Zachary J. Chiero, Kathryn Brunner, Lauren Krigel, Luke Bradt, Danny Rutigliano, and Jo Twiss.

Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season

The season will include a world premiere musical inspired by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

BRISTOL, PA.: Bristol Riverside Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring five productions.

The season will start with Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End (Sept. 18-Oct. 7), by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel, a satiric comedy about a columnist who champions the lives of women with her humorous column. Jennie Eisenhower will direct.

Next up will be the world premiere of The Rivals (Oct. 30-Nov. 18), with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, and music by Stephen Weiner. The musical, based on a farce by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, is about a young lady with a large fortune who will lose two-thirds of her money if she marries without her guardian’s consent.

Following will be Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond (Jan. 22-Feb. 10, 2019), about a family reuniting during an unforgettable summer. Susan D. Atkinson will direct.

Next will be Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys (March 12-31, 2019), about a vaudeville duo who reconnect after more than a decade to perform on a TV show together. Keith Baker will direct.

The season will close out with The Christians (April 30-April 19, 2019), by Lucas Hnath, about a pastor who delivers a controversial sermon to his congregation. The production will feature members of the community alongside professional actors, and Matt Pfeiffer will direct.

Founded in 1986, Bristol Riverside Theatre brings musicals, plays, children’s programming, and educational outreach to Bucks County.

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