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Fellow Travelers Opens @ Bay Street

World premiere of Fellow Travels, a provocative new drama by Jack Canfora, opens the 2018 Mainstage Season at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

June 2, 2018:  Bay Street Theater’s Artistic Director Scott Schwartz said, “We are thrilled to welcome such an exceptional team of artists to Bay Street for the world premiere of Jack Canfora’s Fellow Travels,”. “This play is about giants of the stage and screen, larger than life personalities who made great art and a great impact on our American culture. It is a searing portrait of extraordinary people struggling with the politics of their time and their love for one another…”

Vince Nappo, Wayne Alan WIlcox, Rachel Spencer Hewitt, Mark Blum, Jeffrey Bean

World premiere of Fellow Travels, a provocative new drama by Jack Canfora, opens the 2018 Mainstage Season at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

June 2, 2018:  Bay Street Theater’s Artistic Director Scott Schwartz said, “We are thrilled to welcome such an exceptional team of artists to Bay Street for the world premiere of Jack Canfora’s Fellow Travels,”. “This play is about giants of the stage and screen, larger than life personalities who made great art and a great impact on our American culture. It is a searing portrait of extraordinary people struggling with the politics of their time and their love for one another…”

Set during Hollywood’s notorious blacklist period, Fellow Travelers explores the complicated relationship between three American icons: director Elia Kazan, writer  Arthur Miller, and actress Marilyn Monroe. Look behind the glitter and glamour of the Silver Screen and Broadway to see how the politics of the McCarthy era affected their friendship, and how their friendship affected their work in this intimate and passionate world premiere.

The world premiere is directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Michael Wilson (The Trip To Bountiful, The Best Man, Bay Street Theater’s Grey Gardens).

Other members of the creative team include Jeff Cowie (Scenic Designer), David C. Woolard (Costume Designer), Ken Billington (Lighting Designer), Mark Bennett (Sound Designer),  Rocco DiSanti (Projection Designer), Meg Murphy (Hair & Makeup Designer), Andrew Diaz (Props Designer), Stephen Gabis (Dialect Coach), Robert Benett (Production Stage Manager), and Denise Yaney (Assistant Stage Manager).

 Fellow Travelers stars Wayne Alan Wilcox (Gilmore Girls, Film of  Rent, The Normal Heart, Chaplin) as Arthur Miller, Vince Nappo (The Last Tycoon, Friends With Kids, Million Dollar Quartet)as Elia Kazanm Rachel Spencer Hewitt (Return To The Hiding Place, A Civil War Christmas)  as Marilyn Monroe, Mark Blum (Mozart In The Jungle, Amy And The Orphans, The Best Man) as Harry Cohn, and Jeffrey Bean (Bells Are Ringing, Amadeus) as Roy Brewer/Kermit Boomgarden.

 The 2018 Mainstage Season is made accessible for all through special ticket offers such as “$30 under 30”, which offers $30 tickets to individuals under 30 years old (sponsored by The Corcoran Group), and “$20 under 20”, which offers $20 tickets to individuals under 20 years old. Bay Street Theater also will host a “Pay What You Can” performance of  Fellow Travelers  on May 29 at 7 pm, sponsored by Sotheby’s International Realty.

Bay Street Theater will also offer “Talkback Tuesdays” with members of the Fellow Travelers cast on Tuesday, June 5, and Tuesday, June 12, immediately following the performances.

 Fellow Travelers runs May 29-June 19 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor
To purchase tickets and subscriptions, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org.

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Photography: Barry Gordin

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