The East Coast premiere of the comedy Things Being What They Are, by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Leonard Foglia, will run May 22-June 3. The play, according to press notes, "is set in a suburban condo complex with neighbors Bill and Jack both reaching crossroads in their lives and marriages."
The Night Season, by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Lonny Price, will make its U.S. premiere June 12-July 1. The play is Lenkiewicz's first full-length play, and was presented at the National Theatre's Cottesloe stage in London in 2004. The play "tells the story of a film star on location in Sligo, Ireland who discovers that his lodging during the shoot is at a home with three feisty sisters, a poetry-quoting father and an eccentric grandma who sings show tunes," according to press notes.
Running July 10-Aug. 5 is Turandot: The Rumble for the Ring, created Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, with direction by Paulus and lyrics and book by Weiner. The team created The Donkey Show, a disco version of A Midsummer Night's Dream that has run for the past eight years around the world.
Turandot is a fresh take on the famed Persian story that was turned into the Puccini opera. According to press notes, the show is "jam-packed with some of the greatest arias from other operas," which are set to the beat of contemporary music. The show has original music and lyrics by Randy Weiner and is directed by Diane Paulus, with music direction by Roger Butterley.
The last production of the season will feature Charles Busch starring in a revival of his own comedy Lady in Question, directed by Christopher Ashley. According to press notes, "The suspenseful tale begins as Garnet" — played by Busch — "a glamorous diva and self-obsessed concert pianist on tour in the heart of Bavaria, finds her colossal ego challenged when a handsome American professor engages her aid in rescuing his mother from a Nazi prison." Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased online at www.baystreet.org or by calling 631-725-9500.