The cast includes Garret Dillahunt as Tom, Sarah Paulson as his wife Leigh, Elizabeth Reaser as their friend Jayne, Brian Hutchison as her husband Bruce and Daniel Burns as Tom and Leigh’s son Nicholas.
Conviction, according to press notes, "tells the story of the family of Tom Hodges, a charismatic, confident and caring teacher that students adore and parents admire. The smart, wise-cracking colleague with all the answers. The neighbor who takes care of the neighborhood. The perfect husband and father. But when a student accuses Tom of crossing a line, everything changes. This delicately balanced, beautifully nuanced new family drama digs deep beneath the surface of a happy suburban existence to explore the damage done when seeds of mistrust are planted. It asks the question — How can we live with conviction when some questions cannot be answered?"
The production team includes Anna Louizos (set designer), Mike Billings (lighting designer), Jessica Ford (costume designer), Bart Fasbender (sound designer), Kathy Fabian (props designer) and Jessie Vacchiano (production stage manager).
Conviction is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada’s Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
Single tickets go on sale May 15. Three-play subscriptions for the 2014 Mainstage Season can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at (631) 725-9500.