Tony Award winner Judith Ivey directs Hammond, who plays eccentric American author and celebrity Truman Capote in the one-man play that will run through June 26. Capote ("In Cold Blood," "A Christmas Memory") was a resident of the East End of Long Island. Tru will officially open June 4.
Hammond, a Bay Street artistic associate, is widely known for his work on "Saturday Night Live," impersonating Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Donald Trump and Sean Connery, among others. He appeared in Bay Street's Romance and Beyond Therapy. Director Ivey is the Tony Award-winning actress (Steaming, Hurlyburly) who is now spreading her wings as a respected director (Vanities).
Additional Bay Street productions include Betty's Summer Vacation, Christopher Durang's look at the public's appetite for sensationalism (July 5-31); and Enter Laughing: The Musical, about a Bronx boy with Broadway dreams, with a libretto by the late Joseph Stein and music and lyrics by Stan Daniels (Aug. 9-Sept. 4).
Tickets can be purchased by calling (631) 725-9500 or by visiting BayStreet.
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