DC Actor Terry Nicholetti tells the story of Baltimore’s Bessie Bluefeld, founder of the famous Bluefeld Catering, in Meeting Bessie Bluefeld: Immigrant, Feminist, Entrepreneur on Saturday February 27, and Sunday February 28, as one of the DC’s Atlas Performing Arts Center’s INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL 2016 events. Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1:30pm Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:00pm Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE, Washington DC Washington DC 20002.
Bessie In this solo performance, Ms. Nicholetti plays Bessie, who tells her story from her marriage in Zvihil, Russia, to her arrival in Baltimore’s Locust Point, to all the struggles and triumphs that resulted in the founding of a company that dominated the kosher catering business in Baltimore and the Northeast for nearly half a century – Bluefeld Catering. Bessie lived the immigrant experience 100 years ago, but her story comes alive today in this performance.
In a Chautauqua style presentation, Ms. Nicholetti follows the story by engaging the audience in dialogue, first as Bessie, then as herself. Meeting Bessie Bluefeld is produced by the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Harriet Lynn, Director & Co-Producer – Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium. Jonathan Scott Fuqua is the Playwright.
Kicking off the Atlas Performing Arts Center 10th Anniversary, the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2016 brings the best of DC arts and artists to the stage and H Street with performances, experiences and happenings, from February 26 through March6. For tickets and more information about the Festival, visit online.