By Andrew Gans
24 Jun 2014
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
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."
Tickets are on sale at the Box Office at (631) 725-9500 or online at baystreet.org.