Richard Kind and Isabel Keating Head Cast of Tom Stoppard's Travesties at Bay Street, Starting June 24

By Andrew Gans
24 Jun 2014

Richard Kind
Richard Kind
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The Bay Street Theater's production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties begins previews June 24 at the Sag Harbor venue.

Directed by Gregory Boyd, the award-winning comedy continues through July 20.

The cast comprises Michael Benz as Tristan Tzara, Carson Elrod as James Joyce, Aloysius Gigl as Bennett, Isabel Keating as Nadya, Richard Kind as Henry Carr, Julia Motyka as Gwendolen, Emily Trask as Cecily and Andrew Weems as Lenin.

With Travesties, press notes state, "Stoppard creates a smashing theatrical extravaganza with the wit of Oscar Wilde crashing headlong into song-and-dance, strip-tease, pie-fights, and brilliant wordplay. Set in 1917 and 1974 in Zurich, Switzerland, the play fantasizes how a British consul named Henry Carr (Richard Kind) encounters some of the most famous figures of the 20th century, including James Joyce, Tristan Tzara and Lenin, through an amateur production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Stoppard takes on the role of the artist in society in this exuberant and freewheeling comedy about art and revolution that is as fresh and thought-provoking as it is uproarious."



The production team includes Wendy Seyb (movement consultant), Neil Patel (co-scenic designer), Caleb Levengood (co-scenic designer), Judith Dolan (costume designer), Rui Rita (lighting designer), John Gromada (sound designer), Kathy Fabian (props master), Pamela Prather (dialect coach), Rick Sordelet (fight director), Vincent Rodriguez (magician consultant) and Rob Chikar (production stage manager).

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office at (631) 725-9500 or online at baystreet.org.