Bay Street Theatre announced its three 2014 Mainstage Season productions last week. The lineup will include the drama “Conviction,” the comedy “Travesties” and the musical “My Life is a Musical.” The three plays were selected by Bay Street’s new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz.
“I am so excited to announce Bay Street’s full 2014 season,” he said in a release last week. “It’s a season about art and revolution. By presenting two world premieres and a comic masterpiece by one of the greatest living playwrights, I hope to give our audience productions that are provocative, unusual and most importantly, entertaining. These plays and musicals start you thinking while engaging your heart and tickling your funny bone, and they tell compelling stories and raise issues that we hope will be the subject of conversation and debate all summer long.”
“Conviction” kicks off the season, with opening night planned for May 27 and run dates through June 15. The play—which tells the story of the perfect husband, father and teacher who is accused of crossing a line—is written by Carey Crim and will be directed by Mr. Schwartz.
Actor Richard Kind will return to the Bay Street stage to star in the second production, “Travesties,” which will run from June 24 through July 20. The Tony award-winning comedy, written by Tom Stoppard and to be directed by Gregory Boyd, is a fantasy piece about how a common man encounters some of the most famous figures of the 20th century.
The season will culminate with the world premiere of “My Life is a Musical,” which will run from July 29 through August 31. The musical—which features a character who alone hears people singing and sees them dancing—has book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett and will be directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter.
To purchase a 2014 Mainstage Season subscription, visit baystreet.org or call the box office at 725-9500.