June 26 - July 22
A play by Peter Morgan, the creator of Netflix’s THE CROWN and the writer of THE QUEEN
Directed by Sarna Lapine, who recently directed the award-winning production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
FROST/NIXON revolves around the landmark series of interviews between British journalist David Frost and former President Nixon three years after he resigned. It’s a battle of wits that pits a broadcaster against one of America’s most complex and wily presidents; a riveting story of the collision of politics and the media.
CRITICS ARE RAVING!
“Morgan’s tantalizing tale couldn’t be more timely.” –theaterlife.com
"Powerhouse drama! Gerroll and Yulin deliver wonderful, provocative performances." – The Independent
"Brought the audience to their feet cheering. A triumphant summer hit!" – Hamptons.com
"Timely, compelling, and brilliantly acted and staged – reserve your seats now!” - East Hampton Patch
“Outstanding… Harris Yulin gives an absolutely knock-out-of-the-park performance” -27east
“Pitch-perfect performances…Mr. Yulin’s portrait of the defeated president is sure to be the talk of the summer!” –East End Beacon
"Go see this staging...a brilliant duel unfolds onstage" - East Hampton Star
"A fascinating, thought-provoking production" - Newsday
"Riveting! Geroll portrays [Frost] with great depth and skill" - Sag Harbor Express
"Yulin's portrayal is nothing short of perfect!" - Dan's Papers
as seen in
Bay Street's HEDDA GABLER
as seen in:
BBC'S WOMAN IN WHITE
Bay Street's DISSONANCE and ACCOMPLICE
After studying with the blacklisted actor Jeff Corey in Los Angeles, Harris Yulin spent two years living in Europe and Israel, dubbing films into English and performing a nightclub show with William Burroughs at the Club Montparnasse in Paris. He made his New York debut in 1963 in James Saunders’ NEXT TIME I’LL SING TO YOU, with James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons at the Phoenix Theatre. Many plays, Broadway, off-Broadway and elsewhere followed. Recent appearances: LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at the Court Theatre, Chicago; DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Gate Theatre, Dublin; CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Chautauqua Festival, and ever trying to get it right, his third try as Claudius in HAMLET at the Classic Stage Company in New York. Yulin appeared at Bay Street in HEDDA GABLER and directed their production of Joe Pintauro’s MEN’S LIVES. Broadway plays have included the above mentioned HEDDA GABLER, and Durrenmatt’s THE VISIT, Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, Lillian Hellman’s WATCH ON THE RHINE, Athol Fugard’s A LESSON FROM ALOES. He has performed in many plays off-Broadway, The New York Shakespeare Festival and regional. His production of Horton Foote’s THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL won many Lortel awards at the Signature Theatre in New York, playing an extended run before moving to the Goodman Theatre, Chicago. He began his directing career in 1970 at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario with a production of CANDIDA featuring the great and only Stanley Holloway. His first film was in 1968 - Terry Southern’s script of John Barth’s END OF THE ROAD directed by Adam Avakian. Other films and TV include CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, SCARFACE, MULTIPLICITY, GHOSTBUSTERS 2, CANDY MOUNTAIN, etc. TV includes OZARK (now screening on Netflix), WIOU, a series for CBS, and many TV movies and series. He’s done extensive work in radio and many narrations, the audiobooks of two Ross MacDonald novels as well as Norman Mailer’s last, THE CASTLE AND THE ROCK. He taught, acted and directed at the Juilliard School for ten years.
Daniel Gerroll is one of Bay Street Theater’s most seasoned actors, having performed in a number of previous engagements at Bay Street (his favorite theater) include directing and performing in ACCOMPLICE, BLITHE SPIRIT, and NO TIME FOR COMEDY, directing Schnitzler’s BACCHANALIA, Pinter’s THE LOVER (double bill) and DARWIN IN MALIBU. Gerroll acted in DINNER and most recently DISSONANCE. He has appeared on Broadway in PLENTY, HIGH SOCIETY and ENCHANTED APRIL. Off-Broadway credits include most of the major non-profit companies including the Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, and New York Shakespeare Company. Earlier this year, he appeared in THE WHITE CARD in Boston and last year played C.S. Lewis in SHADOWLANDS. Films include CHARIOTS OF FIRE, BIG BUSINESS, and STILL ALICE. TV: SEINFELD, CHEERS, KNOTS LANDING, CASHMERE MAFIA, STARTER WIFE, UGLY BETTY, and the lead role in BBC’s WOMAN IN WHITE.
The 2018 Mainstage Season is sponsored in part by New York State through the generosity of Assemblyman Fred Thiele and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; the New York State Council on The Arts, a State Agency; Town of Southampton; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; The Shubert Foundation; and fully or partially funded by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning. Support for new work comes from The New Directions Fund and the Joseph Stein New Musical Fund.
Previews sponsored by Peconic Landing
Production photos by Lenny Stucker
The first preview on June 26 is a "Pay What You Can" performance sponsored by Sotheby's Internationl Realty. A limited amount of "Pay What You Can" tickets are available at the Box Office at 11 am.