LIVE LITERATURE from the Bay Street Theater! Return with a virtual adaptation directed by MACBETH



Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the return of Literature Live! with the virtual staging of Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Tuesday, November 9 at 8 p.m., followed by a talk-back between the show’s creators and actors. Literature live! Macbeth’s presentation will be available to stream on demand from Monday, November 8 through Sunday, December 5.

Tickets cost $ 20 for the public and are available at the box office by calling 631 725 9500 Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Group presentations are free to schools and teachers thanks to the generous support of donors and a large donation from the Century Arts Foundation. School groups can register by contacting the Director of Education and Community Outreach, Allen O’Reilly, at [email protected].

Set in 1963 in Scotland, Literature Live! Shakespeare’s adaptation of Macbeth introduces a modern account of seminal tragedy without any compelling alteration to the original text. Part Macbeth and part A flight over a cuckoo’s nest, this literature live! the staging replaces the grandiose setting of Castle Inverness with an icy and sterile Sanitorium, within which the dramatic scenes of the play unfold. Ahead of the premiere, Macbeth will be filmed live on stage at the Bay Street Theater and edited as a theatrical production, and will be available to schools via a live on-demand broadcast from Monday, November 8 through Sunday, December 5.Directed by Bay Street Education and Community Outreach Director Allen O’Reilly, the Literature Live! The Macbeth adaptation will feature seven actors who will play a total of 24 roles, many of which have appeared in Literature Live’s past! staging. The cast includes: Matthieu henerson (Macbeth); Erin Margaret Pettigrew (Lady Macbeth); Geneviève Simon (Malcolm); Joe pallister (Macduff); Allen O’Reilly (King Duncan); Teresa DeBerry (Ross and Witch); and Gabe Portuondo (Banquo). “Macbeth is a play I’ve worked on many times as an actor and director,” says director Allen O’Reilly. “Yet every time I revisit this piece, I find nuance and depth that gives the words a fresh feel. I am delighted to take my next trip with Shakespeare’s masterpiece alongside the extremely talented artists. here in Bay Street! ”Allen O’Reilly has directed productions of The Crucible, Twelfth Night, The Woman in Black, Driving Miss Daisy, Rumors, Babe in Toyland and Bard’s Best! (adapter). Shakespeare Touring’s productions include Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar. Children’s theater directing credits include Jungle Book, The Emperor and The Nightingale, Mighty Myths and Legends! (co-adapter) and The Frog Prince. Allen performed at the Bay Street Theater, Cleveland Gambling House, Geva Theater, Clarence Brun, and the Alliance theater, and was associate artist with Georgia Shakespeare for 24 seasons. TV and movie credits include Sleepy Hollow, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Bobby jones, Stroke of Genius, The Assassin’s Code, The Enormity of Life and The Wicked Trilogy.Matthieu henerson is an actor born and based in Los Angeles. He has worked regionally in numerous theaters including American Citizens Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Antaeus, Independent Shakespeare Company, International City Theater, Kingsmen Shakespeare, La Jolla Playhouse, Pacific Repertory, San Diego Repertory, Sierra Repertory, South Coast Directory as well as at the Shakespeare festivals in Arizona, Colorado, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Utah. In over 50 Shakespeare productions he has played Macbeth, Leontes, Shylock, Caliban, Sir Toby Belch, Lear’s Fool and Alcibiades in Timon of Athens. Her film and television work includes appearances on The Bernie Mac Show, Hung, Torn Apart (Lifetime), America 101, Disney’s A Christmas Carol and Mars Needs Moms. He holds a BA in English from Yale and an MFA in Performance from the University of California, San Diego. Erin Margaret Pettigrew is a first generation Belizean-American artist, actress and mover from Los Angeles, California. She holds a BFA and an MFA in performance from UC Santa-Barbara and The New school university. Based in New York, she has had the pleasure of developing her career as an artist alongside creators, collaborators and animators at the Manhattan Theater Club, New York Theater Workshop, Joe’s Pub at The Public, La Mama Experimental Theater, JAG Productions, CUNY’s CASA Program, Brooklyn College, and others. Her passion for the arts in the humanities inspired and encouraged her to pursue the arts in education. It is through history and storytelling that the development of the future, of mind, body and soul, has a path. With her communities, collaborators and tribe, she dedicates her art and crafts to hope, healing, and heralding endless love, light and dreams.Genevieve Simon a New York-based actress and writer. They played the title role in Hamlet at the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival and have helped playwrights develop new works at Studio Theater Ensemble, New Georges, Columbia University and The Tank. Regional theater credits include: The Thanksgiving Play (Urbanite Theater), Adaptive Radiation (Denizen Theater), This Is A Mortality Play Set In An Office Depot (Urbanite Theater), Henry IV Part I (International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe with Tabling: The Podcast), and All’s Well That Ends Well (Nebraska Shakespeare). Then: a lead role in the short film Crow God from Live Source Films.Joe pallister is an AEA and SAG AFTRA actor who joined the Bay Street Theater for five productions, including the 2010 Mainstage production of David Mamet‘s Romance, and Literature Live! productions of A Raisin in the Sun, Of Mice and Men and To Kill A Mockingbird, among others. Other theatrical credits include productions of the Hampton Theater Company of Clybourne Park, God of Carnage and The Drawer Boy, and productions of Guild Hall of Art and A Steady Rain. TV credits include The Flight Attendant, FBI, Blacklist, Conan O’Brien, and Saturday Night Live. Film credits include Confidence Game, Dark Was The Night, Refuge, and The Burningmoore Incident.Now in its thirteenth year, Literature Live! is a BOCES-approved arts in education program designed specifically for middle and high school students, their teachers and administrators. The plays are selected from the standards-based literature and are supported by lesson plans and reference material developed by the teachers. All performances last approximately 90 minutes and are provided free of charge to any school group, their teachers and administrators. In the past, schools as far west as Hempstead and Brentwood have taken advantage of Literature Live! additional productions and screenings for people with special needs, including the Cleary School for the Deaf, were also offered. With over 30,000 students and nearly 60 participating schools, Literature Live! remains the cornerstone of educational programming on Bay Street.Literature Live! at the Bay Street Theater is made possible by (current listing): Century Arts Foundation; Irvin Stern Foundation, Sunny & Abe Rosenberg Foundation; The Neuwirth Foundation; Suffolk County Economic Development and Planning Department; The Dana Foundation; the city of Southampton; and the Bridgehampton Association. Macbeth’s presentation is sponsored, in part, by Sag Harbor Books, Emil Norsic & Son, Inc., and the Jewish Center of the Hamptons.Bay Street Theater is a year-round, non-profit professional theater and community cultural center that strives to innovate, educate and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. It serves as a social and cultural gathering place, educational resource and home for a community of artists.



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