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Betty’s Summer Vacation

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presented a hilarious production of Christopher Durang’s outrageous comedy BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION, which opened on their Mainstage Saturday July 9, 2011 after 4 preview performances. The second production of their 20th season is a side-splitting tale about a woman, who spends a season at the beach, much like the Hamptons, in a summer share house full of zany characters.

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presented a hilarious production of Christopher Durang’s outrageous comedy BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION, which opened on their Mainstage Saturday July 9, 2011 after 4 preview performances. The second production of their 20th season is a side-splitting tale about a woman, who spends a season at the beach, much like the Hamptons, in a summer share house full of zany characters. Playwright Christopher Durang’s credits include BEYOND THERAPY, which was part of the 2008 Mainstage Season, THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FILM (Tony Nomination) the riotous satire SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and many others.  Directed by Trip Cullman, who helmed A Small Fire at Playwrights Horizons this season, the evening is an unpredictable loony ride of non-stop laughter performed by a top notch cast that includes John Behimann, Veanne Cox, Bobby Steggert, Heidi Schreck, Cellia Keenan-Boiger, and Tom Rils Farrell. The mysterious voices in the attic are performed by Jacob Hoffman, Tim Intravia, and Kate O’Phalen. PC

 

Trip Cullman

BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION runs at Bay Street Theater from July 5 until July 31.
Tuesday – Saturday evening performances at 8 pm. Sunday night performance is at 7 pm. The talkback with the cast after the show is Tuesday, July 12. 2 pm matinees are on Wednesdays July 13, 20 and 27. 4 pm Saturday matinees are July 16 and 23.
 
Tickets to see BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION are available at the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org. The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday 11 am – showtime; Sunday 3 pm – 7 pm.


Photography: Barry Gordin

Heidi Schreck, Veanne Cox, Kate O’Phalen, Celia Keenan-Bolger
Jacob Hoffman,Bobby Steggert, Murphy Davis, Tom Riis Farrell, Sybil Christopher, John Behlmann, Tim Intravia
Jacob, Hoffman, Bobby Steggert, Tom Riis Farrell, John Behlmann, Tim Intravia
Sybil Christopher, Celia Keenan-Bolger
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Terrence McNally, Jane & Barton Shallot
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Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Tim Kofahl
Mercedes Ruehl, Sybil Christopher, Terrence McNally, Murphy Davis
Tracy Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl
Joan Copeland
Anne Jackson, Tim Kofahl
Eli Wallach, Heidi Schreck
Eli Wallach, Heidi Schreck
Eli Wallach, Heidi Schreck
Trip Cullman, Patrick Christiano
Eli Wallach, Heidi Schreck
Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson
Tracy Mitchell, Frank & Joanne Filipo
Harris Ulin, Trip Cullman
Zachary & Nicole Tunick, Annette & Gary Bierfriend
Bobby Steggert, Terrence McNally, Celia Keenan-Bolger
Harris Ulin, Heidi Schreck
Murphy Davis, Eli Wallach