Bay Street Season to Feature Works by Mamet, Lanigan and Wilson

News   Bay Street Season to Feature Works by Mamet, Lanigan and Wilson Tony-nominated director Lonny Price will direct the New York premiere of Damian Lanigan's Dissonance at the Bay Street Theatre in June. The summer season will also feature David Mamet's Romance and a new 99-seat theatre.

The Sag Harbor theatrical institute will begin its season with Lanigan's Dissonance, running June 1-27. Price (Master Harold… and the Boys, 110 in the Shade) directs the work in which "relationships of the members of a string-quartet are put to the test and the bonds further strained when a rock star enters their midst."

Following will be Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July, which will premiere at Bay Street July 6-Aug. 1 prior to its previously announced run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Terry Kinney (Reasons to Be Pretty) will direct the production about a reunion of college activists and friends in the years after the Vietnam War.

Mamet's Romance will run Aug. 10-Sept. 5. "Romance is a roller coaster ride in which no one is left unscathed. Chiropractors, Catholics, Episcopalians, Jews, Gays, Lawyers, Blacks, Shakespeare and even World Peace are skewered as only Mamet can."

Bay Street will also inaugurate a new 99-seat theatre named for theatre veterans Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach. The Annie & Eli will be dedicated May 1 in a starry evening featuring tributes (in person and on tape) by Lauren Bacall, Zoe Caldwell, Barbara Cook, Harvey Keitel, Brian Murray, Patricia Neal, Mike Nichols, Joe Pintauro, Peter Reigert, Betsy Von Furstenberg and Kate Winslet.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (631) 725-9500 or by visiting BayStreet.

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