The laughs continue this August at Bay Street Theatre. David Mamet's play, ROMANCE, running now - September 5, is a shockingly funny courtroom comedy directed by Lisa Peterson. The cast includes Chris Bauer, Darrell Hammond and Richard Kind. Tickets are still available by calling the box office at 631-725-9500 or online at baystreet.org.
The cast includes Chris Bauer, the prosecutor in ROMANCE, currently plays Andy Bellefleur on the television show "True Blood." On Broadway he was in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. He was also in the television show "The Wire." Darrell Hammond, the bailiff in ROMANCE, from "Saturday Night Live" has been applauded by television critics and viewers for his amazing impressions. He also has appeared in the F/X series, "Damages," and "Law & Order." Hammond has also performed his stand up routing at the Comedy Club at Bay Street Theatre. Richard Kind plays the judge in ROMANCE. He was seen at Bay Street Theatre in THE LADY IN QUESTION. He is known for his roles on television including "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Spin City." On Broadway, his credits included THE PRODUCERS, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S and BOUNCE! Film credits include A Serious Man. Matt McGrath returns to Bay Street. His last two performances were in BEYOND THERAPY and THE LADY IN QUESTION. His Broadway credits include CABARET and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Off Broadway credits include HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Reg Rogers, the defense attorney in ROMANCE, was most recently seen on Broadway in THE ROYAL FAMILY. Other credits include THE PAIN AND THE ITCH and THE DAZZLE. Joey Slotnick is from television's "Nip/Tuck" and Off Broadway in ALMOST AN EVENING and OFFICES. Joe Pallister has had recurring roles on "One Life To Live," "Guiding Light," and "Another World." For Hampton Theatre Company, he performed in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, TRUE WEST and 12 ANGRY MEN.
Lisa Peterson directs this amazing cast. She has directed world premieres by Donald Margulies, Tony Kushner, Beth Henley and more including theatres such as the New York Theater Workshop, The Public, The Vineyard, MCC, MTC, Primary Stages, Guthrie and more. She was Associate Director at La Jolla Playhouse for three years and Resident Director of Mark Taper Forum for 10 years. Lisa has developed new work at Sundance Theater Lab, O'Neill Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Center, New Dramatists, and the Royal Court. She is a graduate of Yale College.
David Mamet wrote and recently directed RACE on Broadway. The most recognized element of Mamet's style is his sparse, clipped dialogue. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, which also later won a Tony Award for best revival of a play. His other plays include SPEED THE PLOW and OLEANNA. His screenwriting includes The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, The Untouchables, Glengarry Glen Ross and Wag The Dog, for which he earned an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for best screenplay.
More laughs continue with the Comedy Club at Bay Street Theatre in August. Joe Piscopo and Bobby Slayton will perform on Monday, August 23 and Jamie Kennedy on Monday, August 30. Tickets are $60.
Joe Piscopo is a jack of all trades seen in such films as JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY and WISE GUYS, on Broadway as Vince Fontaine in GREASE! and on numerous TV shows and specials including years on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Audiences around the country may recognize Slayton, a true "comic's comic" from his scene-stealing roles in movies such as GET SHORTY, ED WOOD, BANDITS and DREAMGIRLS.
To wrap up 2010 Comedy Club line-up is Hollywood favorite, Jamie Kennedy on Monday, August 30 at 8 pm. Kennedy rose to fame with a scene-stealing performance in Wes Craven's SCREAM and SCREAM 2. In 2002, Kennedy created the hit show THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT in which he portrayed a myriad of characters each week. Most recently, Kennedy joined the cast of CBS' GHOST WHISPERER opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Bay Street at the Parrish continues on August 20 - 21 and 27- 28 8 pm. The hilarious musical fun of THE CHALKS will entertain you with music and laughter. They are back by popular demand after they performed at Bay Street Theatre last February. They have been described as being like the "Dixie Chicks" meets "Spinal Tap." Tickets are available now at the Bay Street Theatre Box Office by calling 631-725-9500 or online at baystreet.org. Tickets are available at the Parrish Art Museum at 7 pm prior to show time.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or go online to baystreet.org. The theatre is located on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY on the corner of Bay and Main Streets.
Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit institution presenting new, classic and contemporary works with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to educational programs for all ages to foster the continued value of theatre as a vital art form for future generations.
Joe Pallister, Reg Rogers, Joey Slotnick, Matt McGrath, Chris Bauer, Richard Kind, Darrell Hammond
Reg Rogers and Richard Kind