Sarah Jones’ Bridge and Tunnel
Written and performed by Sarah Jones
Directed by Tony Taccone
In 2004, Meryl Streep and Culture Project presented Bridge and Tunnel, written and performed by Sarah Jones, directed by Tony Taccone. In Bridge and Tunnel, Jones’s fresh ingredients are added to the modern urban American melting pot. Building on the success of her previous show Surface Transit, fourteen characters travel the roads of assimilation to tell the story of American change in an ever-changing America. Mohammed, a charismatic Pakistani accountant; Mrs. Ling, the Chinese mother adjusting to her daughter’s alternative lifestyle and Nereida, a young Latina with a quick wit and an even faster tongue, are but a few of Jones’s gallery of characters. This mix of voices emanates from the reaches of New York’s boroughs with origins far beyond the city’s limits.
The show ran off-Broadway at Culture Project for seven months where it received an Obie Award.