Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announced its 30th anniversary of the summer season, Come Together, a showcase of indoor performances, outdoor musical concerts and experiential art installations. The season will begin with a staging at the Théâtre de Mark Saint Germainis becoming Dr Ruth, featuring Tovah Feldshuh; and will continue with an outdoor concert production of Camelot; and Wonder / Wall, an immersive visual arts experience. Ticket prices and information will soon be available at the Bay Street box office Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 631 725 9500 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. [email protected].
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To become Dr Ruth opens Friday, June 4 at 8 p.m. with performances continuing until June 27 from Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and morning performances on Sundays and Wednesdays at 2 p.m. psychologist Dr. Ruth westheimer, from her early years fleeing Nazi Germany, living as an orphan in Switzerland, serving in the Israeli armed forces as a sniper, and her later life and career in New York. Nominated for Tony and Emmy Award Tovah Feldshuh stars in this enlightening solo show, written by a renowned playwright, Mark Saint Germain. To become Dr Ruth is a humorous and heartfelt portrait detailing Dr RuthThe remarkable journey against thick and thin, to become a pioneer in the psychology of human sexuality and the most famous sexologist in the world. This production will run for 90 minutes with no intermission and will be shown to audiences outside of society indoors on the Bay Street Main Stage, in accordance with all New York State requirements for indoor performances.
Wonder / Wall is an exciting new series of immersive video performances that will premiere Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from Tuesday, July 6 through Saturday, July 31. The installation will bring together the work of four, cutting-edge videographers in Sag Harbor, to share work commissioned by Bay Street Theater. Each new work will run for a week during the month of July, and each will include a live performance element, which will be performed in the immersive video world surrounding the audience. Performances will last approximately 15 minutes and take place in the courtyard of the Bay Street Theater, which will be converted into a new open-air performance space created especially for these engaging presentations. Wonder / Wall is designed and curated by Bay Street Art Associate Josh Wilder. With a book and lyrics by Alan jay lerner and music by Frédéric Loewe, Camelot will open in an outdoor space near the theater on Thursday August 5 and run through Sunday August 29. The performances will take place from Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday mornings at 5:30 p.m. the story of King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot is told with intimacy, immediacy and incandescent passion. The beloved musical explores one of the greatest romances of all time and paints a bright picture of a fleeting moment when justice, peace and righteousness reigned supreme. And as this moment must come to an end, we are asked to believe that it might return. Love, loss, humor and regret spring from the acclaimed score, which includes classic songs such as I Loved You Once in Silence, I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight, If Ever I would Leave You and many sure the title song, Camelot.
“It’s been over a year since the pandemic forced Bay Street to suspend live performances,” said artistic director Scott schwartz. “It is with great anticipation and joy that we announce today that we will be back for our 30th anniversary, live and in person, this summer! Focusing on two of the pillars of the work we do on Our Mainstage: New works and reimagining of treasured musicals – we will be delivering amazing performances to the East End all summer long. We will provide our community with a wide range of live work for all to enjoy and celebrate in an environment sure, whether indoors or under the stars, as we look to a hopeful and bright future. I’m so excited that we’re together again for a thrilling summer of theater. “