July 7, 2012: A powerful revival of Joe Pintauro’s play Men’s Lives about Long Island fisherman opened on the Mainstage of the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The story about a long island family struggling to maintain their way of life fishing for striped bass in the long island waters is based on the book by Peter Matthiessen that documents the local Bay Men’s courageous fight against authorities. Harris Yulin directs Men’s Lives, the second production of the Mainstage 2012 season which was the inaugural production presented at Bay Street 20 years ago in 1992.
Long Island’s East End Bay Men continue today to fight for their rights and the crisis is even worse now. About the play Murphy Davis, Artistic Director, said “Not only does it have a timeless message about the human condition, it is more pertinent today than ever… It is our way of honoring the Bay Men and their heritage, as well as the place where we all live.”
The cast includes: Mark Coffin (Senator, Chuck Courtney), Rob DiSario (William), Deborah Hedwall (Alice), Scott Thomas Hinson (Popeye), Brian Hutchison (Lee), Peter McRobbie (Walt), Victor Slezak (Peter) and Myles Stokowski (Nate Spencer).
The designers for the show include Drew Boyce (Set Designer), John McKernon (Lighting Designer), Cynthia Flynt (Costume Designer), David Bullard (Sound Designer) and Kathy Fabian (Properties Designer). Others involved with this production are Max Tabet (Assistant Director); April Kline (Production Stage Manager), Elizabeth Schiavo (Production Assistant), Cindy Tolan and Adam S. Caldwell, CSA (Casting).
Men’s Lives began performances July 3 and will run through Sunday July 29. Tickets are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500.
Photography: Barry Gordin
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