Torch Song’s Mercedes Ruehl Stars in Safe Space at Bay Street Theater | Playbill

Regional News Torch Song’s Mercedes Ruehl Stars in Safe Space at Bay Street Theater Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs the play, which begins performances June 25.
Sasha Diamond and Mercedes Ruehl Lenny Stucker/
Bay Street Theater will present Alan Fox's new play Safe Space beginning June 25 at the Sag Harbor, New York, venue.

Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia), performances will continue through July 21.

Tony winner Mercedes Ruehl, most recently on Broadway in the revival of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, will head a cast that also includes Sasha Diamond (Blindspot, The Romanoffs) and Rodney Richardson (The Day Shall Come, FBI).

Safe Space, which is set at an elite university, concerns a star African-American professor (Richardson), who faces accusations of racism from a student (Diamond). The head of the college (Ruehl) must intervene, setting off a chain of events where each must navigate an ever-changing minefield of identity politics, ethics, and core beliefs.

The creative team includes scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Jane Greenwood, lighting designer Bradley King, sound designer John Gromada, projection designer Jeff Sugg, props designer Andrew Diaz, and production stage manager and Chris De Camillis. Casting is by Will Cantler at Telsey & Company.

Production Photos: Safe Space at Bay Street Theater

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