The world premiere of Lanford Wilson's Virgil Is Still the Frog Boy opens at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, N.Y. Aug. 14, running through Sept. 9.
Those who spend time in the Hamptons will recognize the play's strange title, borrowed from a well-known piece of graffiti on the overpass on Route 114 between East Hampton and Sag Harbor. The comic play is about five friends, part of the next generation of aspiring Yuppies, summering in the Hamptons, and sharing love, lessons, laughter and laptops.
The play features Jennifer Dundas, recently on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, as well as Josh Pais, who appeared on Broadway in I'm Not Rappaport.
The show will be directed by Wilson's longtime collaborator, Marshall W. Mason. Together they have worked on successful Broadway productions such as Burn This, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Talley's Folly and The Hot L Baltimore.
This is the second Lanford Wilson play to be commissioned by Bay Street Theatre. Last year, he contributed a piece for the show By The Sea, By The Sea, By The Beautiful Sea which included plays by Terrence McNally and Joe Pintauro. Tickets for Virgil is Still The Frog Boy can be purchased by calling the Bay Street Box Office (516) 725-9500.
-- By Blair Glaser