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
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