Genre: Comedy, Drama
Written by Kate Hewlett, Directed by Rosemary Andress

The Bridge Theatre Company presents Kate Hewlett’s The Swearing Jar, winner of the 2008 Toronto Fringe Festival Best of Fringe and Best Ensemble, as part of the 14th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC.

“You are the love of my life, you asshole.”  Simon and Carey are the perfect couple.  But when Carey performs at Simon’s fortieth birthday celebration, she is forced to come to terms with the greatest lie her husband ever told. The Swearing Jar is a smart comedy about marriage, music, migraines…and swearing.  When the play premiered at the 2008 Toronto Fringe, it received five-stars from Eye Weekly and was named Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production by NOW Magazine.

Rosemary Andress, director of the 2009 Independent Theater Bloggers Association Best Off-Off Broadway play Universal Robots, helms The Swearing Jar. The cast includes Kate Hewlett and Christopher Stanton, who recently performed in the Toronto smash hit revival of Assassins, Vincent Nappo and Mimi Quillin.  The production team includes Ryan Seelig (set/lighting design), Joshua Sadlier-Brown (sound design) and Christina Hurtado (stage manager).

About the Company: The Bridge Theatre Company

Founded in 2004, The Bridge Theatre Company is a New York City-based ensemble of Canadian and American theatre artists dedicated to the cross-border development, workshop and production of new plays.  The company examines the relationship between these two contemporary theatrical cultures through the work of emerging playwrights, actors and directors.  Through its New Play Development program, the Bridge accepts a wide variety of script submissions from writers in the United States and Canada, hoping to discover and develop new plays that may examine everything from the bridges between two nations to the bridges between two people.  For more information, visit

Open:   08/14/10
Close:   08/29/10

Saturday, August 14 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 21 at 5:30 pm
Tuesday, August 24 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 28 at 10:15 pm
Sunday, August 29 at noon
Theater:   Connelly Theater
Address:   220 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10009
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Closest subway: 6 to Astor Place. Walk south to 4th Street, east to theatre

Cost:$15 advance, $18 at door
Buy Tickets Online or Call: FringeNYC at 866.468.7619
Presented by: The Bridge Theatre Company         Official Web Site: