Roger Bart (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Randy Graff (Do Re Mi), Robert Sella (Side Man) and Dennis Ryan will star in Fit to Print, Bay Street Theatre's octet of original plays about the media. The one-acts -- penned by the likes of Christopher Durang, Craig Lucas and David Ives -- will begin performances Aug. 11 for a run through Sept. 1.
Each short play is intended as a lampoon of the current age of information overload. The works include:
In Media Res by Constance Congdon
Tina at the Times/Below the Fold by Wendy McLeod
R.C.A. by Marsha Norman
The Entertainment Report by Christopher Durang
Unmemorable by Craig Lucas
Captive Audience by David Ives
This Town by Sidney Blumenthal
A Tooth for a Tooth by Terry George
Marcia Milgrom Dodge directs the evening.
Bart recently won a featured actor Tony for his portrayal of Snoopy in Charlie Brown, although the revival shut down soon after he claimed the award. Graff is a veteran of various musical comedies, including High Society, City of Angels and the 1999 Encores! revival of Do Re Mi, in which she played opposite Nathan Lane. During the past season, Sella filled the role of the son in 1999's Tony winning play, Side Man, as well as finding time to play the emcee in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cabaret.
For those scratching their head over the name of Sidney Blumenthal, this is his first foray into playwriting. His only other theatrical experience was as a supporting player in the first act of the Clinton administration.